Pressure Washer Health and Safety
Pressure washers have become one of the most popular cleaning tools on the market thanks to the highly pressurised water which blasts dirt free quickly and effortlessly. Here at Rhinowash, our pressure washers can tackle even the toughest build-up of dirt and grime, both indoors and outdoors and across a variety of surfaces. We can tailor your pressure washer solution to suit your needs.
They can, however, be hazardous if they’re not used correctly. Whilst our pressure washers have varying flow and pressure rates, it is estimated that the water pressure is 60 times that of a garden hose. That’s a huge amount of power.
Our engineers have been in the pressure washing business for a long time and are industry experts. If you need any advice on how to use your pressure washer safely, give us a call today on 0333 207 9274 or keep reading to find out our top tips to minimise risk and operate your pressure washer safely.
Hose Management System
By ensuring that you have a comprehensive hose management system, this will not only prolong the life span of your equipment but will allow you to keep your work area clean and tidy and prevent any trip hazards.
Location Location Location
Before you begin to use your pressure washer, always consider all the possible hazards in your location including slippery or uneven surfaces, any obstacles you could trip on, or passing distractions. Make sure you have a safe flow of traffic, to protect both you and your equipment.
Choose a Static Unit
From our experience, mobile pressure washers aren’t normally the ideal solution for our clients as they pose multiple increased risks from trips and electrocution, to contamination risk from uncontrolled effluent into watercourses, to the increased risk of damage from continuous relocation.
Working with pressure washers requires full operation training to ensure that there is no risk to the operator or the surroundings, and so the task at hand can be completed confidently and safely. All of the Rhinowash engineers are fully trained and experienced operators.
Routine servicing and maintenance helps to ensure that you can rely on your wash equipment to provide continuous operation and service to your business throughout the year, to meet both your financial and productivity targets.
Health & Safety Executive Guidance
When using pressure washers, you need to know that your operators are safe. All Rhinowash products comply with the Health and Safety Executive Guidance Note PM29 ‘Electrical risks from water pressure washers’, as our static installation equipment negates the maintenance, hydraulic and electrical risks that are associated with the use of portable pressure washers.
How Can We Help?
Here at Rhinowash, we are industry experts who have been in the pressure washer business for over 40 years. We know more than anyone how important it is to treat these high-powered machines with the respect they deserve. Do that, whilst following our simple health and safety tips, and not only will you keep yourself safe, but you’ll be able to use your pressure washer at its full potential confidently.
Need more information on how to operate your pressure washer safely? Call us today on 0333 207 9274