Practical Experiments

Review the risks from Fluid Power in your facility

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Fluid Power Risks

Review your workplace to check for potential risks from:

  • Stored energy
  • Equipment that has not been pressure tested
  • Safe start up and isolation procedures
  • Fluid leakage risks
  • Hydraulic hose dates, conditions and installations
  • Specific local safety issues
  • Heat sources risks
  • Fluid injection injury potential and action plan

Additional general safety considerations:

Noise levels

Electrical hazards

  • Working in a confined space
  • Working at height
  • Manual handling, lifting of heavy or awkward objects

Discuss the importance and methods of reporting.

Further Reading

Check the HSE Website for further information.