Your safety ally is your propane supplier. When you have questions about working with propane forklifts safely, your local propane supplier is the first person to call. Did you know the propane industry has dedicated procedures to support your safety?
Suppliers inspect cylinders each time they’re exchanged and remove damaged cylinders from service. It’s also a chance for suppliers to repair and replace leaky valves and O-rings on the cylinders as needed. Your supplier can help you identify the most convenient location for your cylinder cages so they don’t interfere with workflow.
When you choose propane forklifts, you have choices for refueling — both of which your propane supplier can help you navigate safely. You can choose a cylinder exchange program, where your propane supplier refills the cylinders for you. Or you can choose on-site refueling, where trained members of your team refill cylinders themselves.
Some propane suppliers offer additional safety training opportunities for forklift customers.
The Green Choice of Propane to Power Forklifts
Propane Offers Lower Emissions: Clean-burning propane helps you meet Federal and local emissions standards, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Propane-powered forklifts can be used safely indoors or outdoors, because they operate so cleanly. Take upstream emissions into account — from the generation of electricity — and propane forklifts beat electric models as well.
Propane-Powered Forklifts Provide Efficiency: Propane-powered forklifts perform better than electric forklifts in indoor and outdoor applications. They don’t lose power like electric models, and only require a quick and easy cylinder change to get back to work. Electric models take hours to recharge.
Suburban Propane offers complete cylinder services for your forklifts designed to enhance your productivity and safety such as on-time deliveries to avoid interruptions of your production schedule, cylinder inspections and recertification, consultation and training services to assist in keeping you compliant with industry regulations. For a free on-site quote and consultation, call us today at 1-800-PROPANE (1-800-776-7263).
Courtesy of Propane & Education Research Council