Group 23 EMS 2 Safety information
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If extra equipment is installed on the engine
which alters its center of gravity a special lifting
device is required to obtain the correct balance
for safe handling.
Never carry out work on an engine that is only
suspended in ahoist.
Never work alone when heavy components are
to be dismantled, even when safe lifting devises
such as lockable blocks & tackle are used.
When using a lifting device two people are usu-
ally required to do the work, one to take care of
the lifting device and another to ensure that
components are lifted clear and not damaged
during the lifting operations.
Always check before starting work if there is
enough room to carry out removal work without
risking personal injury or damage to the engine
or parts.
WARNING! The components in the electrical
system and in the fuel system on Volvo Penta
products are designed and manufactured to min-
imize the risk of fire and explosion. The engine
must not be run in areas where there are explo-
sive materials.
Only use the fuels recommended by Volvo Pen-
ta. Refer to the Instruction Book. Use of fuels
that are of a lower quality can damage the en-
gine. On a diesel engine poor quality fuel can
cause the engine to over-rev with resulting risk
of damage to the engine and personal injury.
Poor fuel can also lead to higher service costs.
Remember the following when washing with a
high pressure washer: Never direct the water jet
at seals, rubber hoses, electrical components or
the radiator.
Always use protective glasses or goggles when
carrying out work where there is a risk of splin-
ters, grinding sparks, acid splashes or where
other chemicals are used. Your eyes are ex-
tremely sensitive, injury could cause blindness!
Avoid getting oil on your skin! Repeated expo-
sure to oil or exposure over a long period can re-
sult in the skin being damaged. Irritation, dry-
ness and eczema and other skin problems can
then occur. Used oil is more dangerous than
fresh oil from a health aspect. Use protective
gloves and avoid oil soaked clothes and shop
rags. Wash regularly, especially before eating.
There are special skin creams which counteract
drying out of the skin and make it easier to
clean off dirt after work is completed.
Most chemicals intended for the product e.g. en-
gine and transmission oils, glycol, petrol (gaso-
line) and diesel oil, or chemicals for workshop
use e.g. degreasers, paints and solvents are
hazardous. Read the instructions on the product
packaging with care! Always follow the safety
precautions for the product, i.e. use of protec-
tive mask, glasses, gloves etc. Make sure that
other personnel are not inadvertently exposed to
hazardous chemicals, for example in the air. En-
sure good ventilation in the work place. Follow
the instructions provided when disposing of
used or leftover chemicals.
Exercise extreme care when leak detecting on
the fuel system and testing the fuel injector noz-
zles. Use eye protection. The jet which comes
from a fuel injector has very high pressure and
considerable penetration power. Fuel can force
its way deep into body tissue and cause severe
injury. Danger of blood poisoning (septicemia).
All fuels and many chemical substances are
flammable. Do not allow naked flame or sparks
in the vicinity. Petrol (gasoline), some thinners
and hydrogen gas from batteries are extremely
flammable and explosive when mixed with air in
the correct ratio. No Smoking! Ensure that the
work area is well ventilated and take the neces-
sary safety precautions before starting welding
or grinding work. Always ensure that there are
fire extinguishers at hand when work is being
carried out.
Ensure that rags soaked in oil or fuel and used
fuel or oil filters are properly taken care of. Rags
soaked in oil can spontaneously ignite under
certain circumstances. Used fuel and oil filters
are polluting waste and must be handed to an
approved waste management facility for de-
struction, together with used lubrication oil, con-
taminated fuel, paint residue, solvents, degreas-
ers and wash residue.
Never expose a battery to naked flame or elec-
trical sparks. Never smoke close to the batter-
ies. The batteries generate hydrogen gas when
charged, which forms an explosive gas when
mixed with air. This gas is easily ignited and
highly explosive. A spark, which can be formed
if the batteries are wrongly connected, is enough
to make a battery explode and cause damage.
Do not shift the connections when attempting to
start the engine (spark risk) and do not lean over
any of the batteries.

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