Warehouses and factories can be death-traps filled with carbon monoxide. This is especially true when internal combustion engine trucks are used. The situation is exacerbated by the presence of other pieces of equipment that also produce carbon monoxide. The concentration of carbon monoxide exposes forklift operators and other people working in the spaces to carbon monoxide poisoning. Electric forklifts available at Accurate Forklift can help you eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. We serve Atlanta offering forklift sales and service to all types of businesses looking for material handling equipment. 

What makes carbon monoxide dangerous?

The presence of gas-powered forklift trucks and other pieces of equipment in confined spaces results in the gradual flooding with carbon monoxide. Even with the best ventilation, minimal operation time, or the size of the engine, there still remains a real danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can make you unwell or even kill when inhaled. What makes it especially dangerous is that it has no taste or smell. The gas attaches to hemoglobin on entering the bloodstream creating carboxyhemoglobin. The body’s cells and tissue start dying as oxygen can no longer be transported. 

Know the typical carbon monoxide poisoning

When using gas-powered forklift trucks, it is important to educate every worker about the symptoms of carbon monoxide and what to do in case of a poisoning incident. The use of personal CO monitors is also recommended. Common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Changes in personality
  • Weakness
  • Visual disturbance
  • Loss of consciousness

Use of electric forklifts

Buying electric forklifts for sale is the best way to eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. They also make for a quieter work environment and demand reduced operating costs due to reduced moving parts and the elimination of gas power. 

We can help

When looking for electric forklifts for your material handling requirements, Accurate Forklift is the place to go. We offer forklift sales and service in Atlanta and surrounding areas. You can choose from a range of new and used electric forklifts for sale across different capacities, makes and models, including Hyster, Caterpillar, Toyota, and Nissan. All used forklifts are fully restored and tested and also come with generous warranties to give you peace of mind. Call us today at 770-692-1455 or email us on sales@accurateforklift.net

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