9 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION PRE-RUN SAFETY CHECK • Complete a job specific risk assessment and act on the resulting actions. • Adhere to all site specific safety procedures. • Ensure the water jetting area is properly barricaded and that warning signs are posted. • Ensure the work place is free of unnecessary objects (e.g. loose parts, hoses, tools). • Ensure all Operators are using the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). • Check all hoses and accessories for damage prior to use. Do not use damaged items. Only high quality hoses intended for water jetting applications should be used as high pressure hoses. • Check all high pressure threaded connections for tightness. • Operate the high pressure water at full pressure and use the Pneumatic Foot Pedal Dump Control to verify that the dump valve is working properly. • Ensure that Operators never connect, disconnect, or tighten hoses, adapters, or accessories with the high pressure water pump unit running. • Ensure no personnel are in the hydroblasting zone. • Check that the air hoses are properly connected and tight. (this refers to our Vertidrive and Hammelmann robots) PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is dependent on the working pressure of water and the cleaning application. Managers, Supervisors, and Operators must carry out a job specific risk assessment to define the exact requirements for PPE. • Hygiene: Operators are advised to wash thoroughly after all water jetting operations to remove any water blast residue which may contain traces of harmful substances. • First aid provision: Users must be provided with suitable first aid facilities at the operation site. SAFETY ACCESSORIES MAY INCLUDE • Eye protection: Full face visor. • Foot protection: Kevlar® brand or steel toe capped, waterproof, non-slip safety boots. • Hand protection: Waterproof gloves. • Ear protection: Ear protection for a minimum of 85 dBA. • Head protection: Hard hat that accepts a full face visor and ear protection. • Body protection: Multi-layer water proof clothing approved for water jetting. • Hose protection: Hose shroud. • Respiratory protection: May be required; refer to job specific risk assessment.