When working with septic trucks, having the right equipment for the job is important for the safety of all workers. It is vital for the sake of safety to have the right hose and nozzle for the job, both for efficient operations and accident prevention. Reels can add to performance and safety, making them a worthwhile investment for all vacuum trucks. Even though it may not seem as if such accessories would be that significant when operating septic trucks, too many accidents have unfortunately been caused by the lack of these very items.
There are so many different options that are available for hoses, reels, and nozzles, making it crucial to know the needs of the job and the capability of the vacuum truck equipment. This is why every vehicle should be equipped with the right gear to keep an operations safe as well as profitable.
In any kind of septic work, having the right hose for the job is significant. They should be: as large in diameter as possible for the material being suctioned; made of high quality material that is matched to the job being done, and should be made durable enough to withstand the different conditions that will be faced while on the job.
Special hoses that have been specifically made for septic use to withstand high levels of internal friction will last the longest. In colder climates, tubing created to remain flexible in low temperatures without splitting are essential. Whatever the indication or limitation, be sure to get the right type to handle the work to be done so that it will last a long time.
How a hose is used will affect its durability as well. Whenever possible, a hose should always be used in a straight line from the septic truck to the work site to prevent premature wear caused by kinks and friction. Be sure that the hose is rated with the correct PSI for the job being done; this is another important factor in order to have an easier and smoother job operation that avoids preventable accidents.
Helpful Hose Reel
Storage of hoses matters as well. Hand winding them onto the septic trucks can cause premature wear from bending, which makes the preferred method of storing hoses to retain optimal condition through the use of reels. The versions with power rewind also save a significant amount of worker time, making storage very quick and easy. Some reels are built on a rotating boom that can be adjusted to provide a perfectly straight access line to work sites no matter how or where trucks have to be parked. It also reduces the number of accidents caused by tripping over the line, which actually does happen quite frequently.
A nozzle provides control over the work that is being done. Getting the right one for each type of job is important as they are available with different PSI ratings and different jet types depending on each specific task to be handled. Nozzles can break or corrode, so it is important that they be inspected and tested frequently as well as being correctly coupled to a leader hose for efficient use.
By having the most appropriate and efficient equipment on each septic truck, there should be little difficulty in completing jobs quickly and easily without any problems or delays. It is important for operators of all of this equipment to understand the importance of taking the time to correctly set up the work site and use all of the equipment – and insist on compliance. Correctly wearing all necessary protective gear while working and having the right tools for the job will ensure safety – and staying safe always increases operational efficiency!