Handling Guide for Used Lead Acid Batteries

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A Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) contains a mixture of sulphuric acid and water, therefore care and safe handling of ULAB must be undertaken.

Orbitas recommend:

  • handle using disposable gloves and safety glasses
  • batteries can be heavy - take care not to drop or cause back strain
  • if battery electrolyte contacts skin or eyes, flush the area immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medical attention if required
  • when transported by vehicle, place ULAB in a sealed container in the boot (away from passengers) to prevent leakage
  • battery electrolyte can damage paintwork and fabric upon contact - rinse with plenty of clean water - for larger spills, use soda ash or sawdust to soak up the spill and clean residue with brush and pan
  • keep ULAB away from children, animals and flames.