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1125 N KRAEMER PL
ANAHEIM, CA, 92806
(714) 237-1400
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UNIT H
RIVERSIDE, CA, 92507
(951) 678-7266
 

Pressure Washer Operator Safety

Employers and employees both have responsibilities related to workplace safety. Ensure the health and safety of those operating a pressure washer by incorporating the following safety procedures:

  • Always read and follow the Operator’s Manual instructions
  • Always wear safety goggles, closed toe shoes and hand protection when using a pressure washer or when in the vicinity of a pressure washer in use. The high pressure spray can cause debris and particles to become airborne.
  • Wear ear protection as pressure washers exceed 85 db. If using the pressure washer daily for long periods of time ear protection is advised.
  • Assume a solid stance and firmly grasp the spray gun with both hands to avoid injury if the gun kicks back before squeezing the spray gun trigger.
  • High pressure spray can cut through skin. Never point the spray at yourself or others as serious injury can result.
  • Never use a gasoline powered washer in an enclosed space.
  • When using an electric pressure washer, always plug a properly grounded pressure washer into a properly grounded GFCI outlet.
  • Never use an extension cord with an electric pressure washer
  • Never start a pressure washer without an adequate water supply.
  • Do not allow the unit to run for longer than 3 minutes with the spray gun in the closed position. The spray gun traps high water pressure, even when the engine/motor is stopped and water is disconnected. Always point the spray gun in a safe direction and squeeze the spray trigger to release high pressure every time the engine/motor stops. Engage the trigger lock when not in use.
  • Never leave a pressurized unit unattended. Always shut off the unit and relieve trapped pressure before leaving.
  • Use extreme caution when spraying near electrical outlets, fuse boxes, transformers, high voltage wires, etc. Severe electrical shock or death may occur.