Best Practice

LOCATION: Construction/delivery site ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Hanson Aggregates
SUB ACTIVITY: Mobile Plant COMPANY LOCATION: 20/20 Industrial Estate, Kent
BEST PRACTICE No: BP433 COMPANY TEL: 01622 678231
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Preventing hose ‘whiplash’
ARTICLE
During 2005, there were several ‘near hits’ involving truck-mixer drivers forgetting to remove the water hose attached to the vehicle’s water tank during loading. This resulted in hose couplings being stretched and flying off in a “whiplash” action. The solution was simple and cheap, but effective. A quick release “in line” connection was placed between the hose bayonet connections, so that when the hose reaches maximum tension it merely detaches, rather than whips violently.

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