Battery Care & Maintenance

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Battery Care &

Maintenance Training

Here at Acclaim Handling, our Forklift Truck Training Department are a dedicated and professional team that takes pride in having trained over 700 RTITB registered Instructors, as well as many thousands of Fork Lift Truck Operators. With our dedicated full-time trainers, we administer all types of forklift truck and equipment training. This can be 5-day Novice courses to Driver Assessments and Fork Lift Truck Instructor courses complying exactly to industry standards:

Battery Care & Maintenance

Battery Care & Maintenance Training

This course is designed for candidates who have no experience of battery care and maintenance, and also a refresher for more experienced users. It will teach them all of the safety procedures for putting the relevant truck on and off charge and how to look after the battery.

  • Introduction to the course
  • Correct PPE– Eye protection / Gloves / Apron / Steel Toe Cap Shoes
  • Battery Care / Maintenance
  • Keep Battery Clean / Tidy
  • Electrical Connections Fixed and Free from Corrosion
  • Volts Per Cell Details
  • Top up procedure – Auto fill / Flip up lids. Only after a full charge
  • Top up only with Distilled water
  • Dangers of over or under filling Battery
  • Check Plugs on Charger and Fork Lift Truck
  • Well Ventilated area – Danger of Hydrogen Gas
  • Isolate Charger when on or off charge
  • Refrain from short charging – damage to battery
  • Make sure charger is working correctly
  • No Smoking / Naked Flames
  • Refrain from short charging – damage to battery
  • Feedback
  • Course closure
Duration: 1 Day
Capacity: Up to 8 (with no additional fees, split over two sessions (4 on each)

What Our Customers Say About Us


Mick is very clear with instructions. Also very easy to understand.

Lee Marsden, Alpi UK

Mick knows his subject and delivers the course well.

Tom Slater, DAF

John from Acclaim Handling was clear and methodical in all of his training. Clear and precise in explaining what was expected and how to achieve what was required. Extremely helpful and calm. Well done John.

Ross Tyrrell, Acclaim Handling

Really good course, John the trainer was very knowledgeable on the subject and really got the training course across well. Great 2 weeks, thanks.

Ian Rowlands, Coca-Cola

Mick is a great instructor. Really good course, very enjoyable.

Eddie Nichols, Coca Cola

Instructor was outstanding, patient clear and adjusted to my needs where suited, great instructor, thank you.

Christopher Lavery, Precon Products

Mick was an amazing instructor, made the course really fun, was a perfect balance of having a laugh and being serious. Explained everything really well and made sure to keep asking if we had any questions. Could not have asked for a better instructor.

Sam Ratcliffe, NBC Universal

Mick cannot be faulted for his commitment and knowledge for the course. Very enjoyable.

Graham Poole, Sainsbury's

Excellent Training Service!!! Five Star.

Attila Francisc Kisvardai, Pickfords

Great way to teach me, hats off to Mick. Thank you, I know it was not easy to teach me.

Craig Wenman, Pickfords

Had 8 days with Mick, he is a top man and a credit to your company. Nothing too difficult and he explained everything in a calm and assuring manner. I would recommend Mick to anyone should they ever ask.

Daniel Long, Pickfords

Fantastic, very informative, great feedback and ideas, executed with great thought and enthusiasm by the trainers, thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Usaamah Hassan, Moove Lubricants

All A+

Liam James, Moove Lubricants

Best training I’ve had in 24 years of driving forklifts.

Alan Wilkinson, Rule 13

This has been the best course training course I have been on in my 2 1/2 years at Moove.

George Jones, Moove Lubricants

Very polite and patient trainer. I enjoyed the course which covered everything I need to know.

Piotr Szadkowski, Norma

Health, safety & compliance is crucial to our operations and pivotal to our MHE needs. Acclaim understands our business and delivers accordingly

Mark Lewis, Turnround & Operational Compliance Manager, BBC Studioworks

I would like to thank you for your efforts and attention to detail when processing our purchase. Your service to us alone is what won you the business against the other 5 companies I approached. Not one other company offered to survey our building and I doubt they would have kept me updated like you have. I will certainly be recommending you and your company to any companies we deal with who may require your services.

Matthew Orr, Company Directive Manager, Spire Removals

We were looking for a flexible material handling provider and Acclaim offered us a comprehensive hire, service & maintenance package along with product solutions that are perfectly tailored to our requirements

Sean Banks, Head of UK Operations at FläktGroup

Menzies Aviation were looking for a supplier to replace their forklift fleet who could offer the equipment and additional solutions required, at the right price and with a high level of customer service and commitment.

Mick Ladd, GM Operations, Menzies Aviation

We were looking for a one-stop-shop and Acclaim provided us with a bespoke and innovative hire service and maintenance package tailored to our requirements.

Glenn Ewen, Fleet Manager, Clear Channel UK

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