Pressure Cleaner

For your own safety please observe the instructions on this page, and if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to contact us.

A pressure cleaner is a high-powered water-spraying unit.  You must observe special safety precautions to reduce the risk of personal injury.  Careless or improper use may cause serious or even fatal injuries. Before using, ensure you have been provided with the appropriate training from your Volunteer Safety Officer and that you feel competent to perform the job required.

Ensure you do the following

  • Read and fully understand the pressure cleaner manufacturers operator manual
  • Remove or take appropriate action to prevent any connection of water and electricity during operation
  • Do not use if there is any damage to the cleaner and attached equipment. Arrange to have it repaired or replaced immediately
  • Never draw water from a drinking water tank
  • Never draw in other liquids, only use high pressure water
  • Ensure that the cleaner and attached equipment will remain stable at all times during operation
  • Securely fasten all connecting hoses to the pressure cleaner
  • DO NOT intake alcohol or any other substance that may affect your physical or mental capability

When using the pressure cleaner

  • Wear protective clothing and any other protective equipment required
  • Do not use unless electrical tag is current
  • Follow all starting procedures as per manufacturers manual
  • Keep hands and feet clear of all rotating and moving parts
  • Never operate the cleaner in enclosed spaces
  • Never adjust control springs/linkages to increase motor speed
  • Do not use the pressure cleaner for handling flammable liquids
  • Firmly grip the sprayer lance and gun to prevent recoil
  • Do not clamp the gun trigger on when operating the pressure cleaner
  • Do not face towards people
  • Stop activity during the presence of people in the area you are cleaning

Shutdown Procedure

Clean and store the pressure cleaner as per the manufacturer’s manual for job completion and transporting.

Page Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015