Compressed Air Connections
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Safety Alert received from Build Safe United Arab Emirates:
A mason was setting up a scabbler for work and had connected the air tool to the compressor. It ran for one minute when the air hose and compression fitting blew from the scabbler striking him on the left side of his face.
(see additional pdf)
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Check all connections are in good repair, tight prior to use and regularly inspected for signs of damage.
Tools driven by compressed air should be appropriate for the task, only to be used within a risk assessed safe system of work by trained, competent operatives.
Suitable PPE should be worn and adequate supervision should be in place.
Double clamp fittings (demonstrated in the additional pdf) is a safer alternative to older style fittings.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES
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