You need to discuss the dangers of pressurised air and water hoses and the safety precautions your employees need to take when working with this type of equipment.
Why? What's at stake?
Well, 'pressurised hoses force air or water out at high velocity and under enough force to cause serious injury or even death if it hits you in the wrong place,' warns the Health & Safety Advisor.
The Advisor adds 'workers can get injured and disfigured when hoses explode or come loose from their connectors.'
Is there anything your workers can do to protect themselves?
Here's how your workers can protect themselves when working with pressurised air and water hoses
Tell your workers to stick to these rules when working with pressurised air and water hoses:
Like other tools in the workplace, hoses must be used professionally and only for their specific purpose.
You must stress to your employees that 'pressure hoses may look like fun time at work, until you're on the other side of the nozzle. The pressure hitting you is like being hit by a truck,' says the Advisor.
So make sure your workers protect themselves against this danger.