Friday, September 25, 2009

Waterfed Safety

Waterfed safety is a topic that should interest all window cleaners that use the products. The use of a waterfed pole under safe conditions is much safer then just about any other method of cleaning windows. But if used incorrectly or carelessly, a waterfed pole can be deadly.

One of the most dangerous aspects of using a waterfed pole is the risk of electrocution by overhead power lines.

When working with a waterfed pole, regardless of the materials that the pole is made from, it is important to be aware of the positioning of overhead power lines in the working area. The I-14 standard states that the poles should be kept at least 10 feet from the power lines. Even 10 feet is not very close considering when poles are extended there can be a lot of flex in one.

Click here if you would like to read an extensive list of safety concerns.

Stay Safe!