Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Cont)
Item to be
· Remove or disconnect batteries prior to
performing maintenance in battery area or
when working on electrical system.
Failure to comply may result in severe
electrical shock to personnel or damage
· Remove all jewelry such as rings, dog
tags, bracelets, etc. If jewelry contacts
battery terminal, a direct short may result
in instant heating of tools, damage to
equipment, and serious injury or death to
personnel. Failure to comply may result
in serious injury to personnel.
· Wear safety glasses or goggles when
checking batteries. Always check
electrolyte level with engine shut down.
Do not smoke or use exposed flame when
checking battery; explosive gases are
present and severe injury to personnel
can result. Failure to comply may result
in injury to personnel.
Inspect battery box for obvious signs of
corrosion and for loose mounting hardware.