|Preventing hose ‘whiplash’
|During 2005, there were several ‘near hits’ involving truck-mixer drivers forgetting to remove the water hose attached to the vehicle’s water tank during loading. This resulted in hose couplings being stretched and flying off in a “whiplash” action. The solution was simple and cheap, but effective. A quick release “in line” connection was placed between the hose bayonet connections, so that when the hose reaches maximum tension it merely detaches, rather than whips violently.