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Hydro-Blasting Safety Mobile App

While Hydro blasters are fairly simple to operate, they can be dangerous if not properly used. No one should operate hydro-blasting equipment without using the Hydro-Blasting Safety mobile app. A pump is used to increase the water pressure to 10,000 psi, with larger units capable of 45,000 psi or more. This pressurized water is pumped through a flexible steel braided hose and discharged through a pipe called a lance which has an orifice at the end. The water jets, which exit the orifice, act much like a band saw, and this cutting action is the main hazard. This high-pressure water can cut through boots, gloves, aprons and any other protective clothing in a fraction of a second. If the jets cut into your foot or hand, it could result in amputation or other severe injury; or the cleaning solution may be injected into your blood stream, which could be fatal.

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  • The Cooperative
  • PG&E
  • Red Bull
  • Mirvac

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    High pressure water cleaning has become more common over the past few years, often replacing the ...

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    Although hydro blasters are fairly simple to operate, they can be dangerous if not properly used.

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    This high pressure water can cut through boots, gloves, aprons and any other protective clothing ...

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    In spite of this hazard, hydro blasters can be operated safely if proper procedures are followed.

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    Personal protective equipment is essential, including a full face shield, hard hat, rain suit, ru...

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    Dead man switches/triggers must never be taped, tied, or otherwise altered so the equipment stays...

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    The lance should be a minimum of 36" long to keep the operator from pointing it at himself.

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    Horseplay could have very serious consequences - never point a lance at other employees.

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    If possible, only clean water should be used.

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    When laying hoses, handle them with care.

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    Fittings are particularly susceptible to thread wear and wrench damage.

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    Operating a hydro blaster can be done safely if these few simple precautions are kept in mind.

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