"10 facts of hose reel safety" by Reel Tech

Thursday, 30 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Spray Nozzle Engineering

A common misconception in industry is that a standard spring rewind reel is safe as it solves the problem of tripping hazards. However, tripping on a hose is not the only hose hazard in the workplace. Uncontrolled rewind speed is a cause of damage to employees and equipment, and is an inherent disadvantage in standard spring reels, regardless of the quality of the spring.

Reel Tech, a hose and cable reel company with over 20 years’ experience in reel innovations and improvements, has designed the Safe-R-Reel to address this industry problem with a solution engineered and manufactured in Australia. If an operator releases the hose, Safe-R-Reel prevents damage to employees and equipment, by producing a controlled and safer rewind speed.

Many conventional reel springs are housed internal to the reel drum body, making servicing impossible without completely dismantling the reel. The Safe-R-Reel’s spring system is enclosed externally and easy to service.

Safe-R-Reel is easy to fit to new or existing spring rewind reels. Optioned in full stainless steel, the reel is a robust, hygienic, safe upgrade for all dairy, food and beverage production and processing plants.

Reel Tech has identified 10 hose reel hazards, including rewind speed, to include in your safety risk assessment, and has released its booklet, “10 facts of hose reel safety”. Request your copy of the booklet for more information on rewind speed and other hazards such as plastic reels shattering in food production.

Online: www.sprayingsolutions.com.au
Phone: 03 9583 2368
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