Protecting your hoses from traffic is important. It keeps them safe from abuse and damage. Cable cover also safeguards persons and vehicles that might cross the hose's path. Whether you're in an industrial, commercial, or public setting, you can take simple steps to shield hoses without spending a lot of time or money. Here are some quick tips to get started.
POTENTIAL HOSE HAZARDS
When hoses are left in the open, there are many possible dangers. One threat is the weather. High temperatures, UV exposure, extreme cold, or water can also cause a hose to weaken and burst. A hose can additionally be worn down from traffic passing over it, whether from pedestrians, cars, forklifts, tractors, or even wheelchairs. People can easily trip over a hose too if it’s not secured into place.
OBSERVE THE AREA
Before taking steps to protect your hoses from traffic, consider the area and types of activities that take place there. Take note of indoor and outdoor temperatures, amount of moisture, types of vehicles, and other surfaces. Consider the surface where the hose is situated. Is it ground, cement flooring, wood, plastic, or metal? How do you secure the hose protection device to ensure its lasting safety? All these factors will help you determine the best route to protect the hose.
PRODUCTS FOR PROTECTING HOSES FROM TRAFFIC
There are numerous products on the market today that are made just for protecting hoses from traffic. They are designed to withstand tremendous weight and pressure while also keeping the hose safe from other outside hazards. The first thing to consider is the channel system. Hose protection devices come with channels for two to five hoses, depending on your needs. Your hose fits snugly into the channel and is enclosed in a sort of casing to ensure protection all around.
When vehicles or people travel over the hose protection device, the hose is safely secure underneath. The hose will not be smashed, torn, or exposed to other types of pressure.
PROTECTING HOSES FROM FOOT TRAFFIC
If you need to run a hose or cable through an area where there is light foot traffic, such as at indoor conventions or other special events, the Bumble Bee® Heavy Duty Cable Protector is one solution. It works great for slow-moving light vehicles such as wheelchairs, bikes, or motor scooters. It also works well for foot traffic.
PROTECTING HOSES FROM HEAVY-DUTY TRAFFIC
For heavy-duty traffic resistance, Yellow Jacket Cable Protectors are one great choice. This weight-enduring coverage can keep hoses safe under tremendous pressure from heavy vehicles. There are different sizes and strengths to meet the requirements for industrial or commercial settings. Forklifts, tractors, and cars are no match for these protectors.
PROTECTING HOSES DURING HIGH TRAFFIC EVENTS
If you need to protect your hoses during a festive event such as a carnival, county fair, sports event, or outdoor convention, there are Linebacker® Cable Protectors. These have a 21,000-pound load capacity yet are practical for almost any public event where there's heavy foot or car traffic.
MORE THAN TRAFFIC PROTECTION
Seek products that offer more than just traffic protection. Hoses can also be harmed in other ways and become worn or torn easily. Before choosing a hose protection device, seek those products with multi-purpose protection, such as from abrasion, UV exposure, electric shock, temperature fluctuations, and corrosion. For example, the Linebacker® GP-5 General Purpose Cable Protector not only protects from traffic, but also insulates hoses or cords, keeping them shielded from weathering.
Before hiding hoses at your plant or event, consider the above tips for hose protection. Keep your hoses and your guests or workers safe!