There are many dangers in life that we must avoid. Your mom probably told you to never touch a pot or pan if it’s on the stovetop (even if the stove isn’t on at the moment), to not run while the floor is wet and slippery, to look both ways before crossing the street, and to not eat food while in a moving vehicle. It is our responsibility to remember these things to keep ourselves as safe as possible, but sometimes, we forget to remain cautious.
When it comes to using hydraulic hoses, caution still applies. We might be intelligent, mature adults capable of remembering common sense things; however, it’s easy to slip up and forget that even using something as “simple” as a hose can potentially be dangerous. We aren’t perfect and neither are the hoses we use. That being said, we must be aware of the ways we can prevent hydraulic hose failure and, thus, danger as a result of such failure.
What Failing Hydraulic Hoses Can Cause
A hydraulic hose that’s on its last leg can be dangerous in multiple ways. In minor cases, liquid may spew out of a puncture in your hose during use and create the perfect setup for a slip and fall injury. Worst case scenario, a failing hydraulic hose while in operation might cause serious skin burns, cause environmental harm, or even cause someone to lose their life as a result of being within proximity of the hose while it’s in use. In other cases, a hydraulic hose problem can lead to serious damage of a nearby building or damage equipment nearby beyond repair. The type of fluid being transferred via the hose and the temperature used have partially to do with how serious the consequences might be due to a hydraulic hose failure.
The best way to prevent these scary situations from occurring is to avoid failure from the start, which begins by conducting regular inspections of all commercial hoses you use and by using those hoses properly.
Hydraulic Hoses from Continental are King
At ASJ Hose & Fittings, our team is very concerned regarding the safety of the use of hydraulic hoses. While we cannot guarantee that our customers will use their hydraulic hoses safely each and every time, what we can do is sell them quality hoses that will at least reduce the chances of a failure occurring thanks to their high quality and ease of use.
Get high quality Continental hydraulic hoses from ASJ Hose & Fittings today by dialing (951) 735-1351.