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Construction Mandatory Standard
Mandatory

Compressed Air Use – Whip checks

This mandatory standard must be applied at all construction locations:

  • When compressed air tools are used, the following must be in place as a minimum:
  • Whip checks fitted on all hose to hose, and hose to equipment connections.
  • Only Q type fittings, with a standard claw coupling and safety clamp
  • Minimum 200 PSI hoses to BS EN ISO 2398 and BS 5118/2 specifications
  • Air lances are to be provided with isolation valve on the lance
  • A current pressure vessels certificate of air receivers
  • Silenced compressors and tools

Pat Boyle

Managing Director

Construction