Check your work area

Examine your work area before pressurizing the hydraulic system. Again, you will be looking for ways to protect yourself and others, and ways to protect your equipment and other property.


• Check hoses and couplers. Hoses should have straight runs and be free of tangles or kinks. Coupler connections must be fully tightened.

• Protect your equipment from the work you are doing. For example, try to locate the equipment away from weld spatter and paint over-spray. Use protective covers when necessary.

• Have adequate operator space and clear aisle ways. For instance, do not box yourself in between the setup and a wall.