This video is part of our Technical Series on Compressor and Air Hose Safety. Click here for an outline of the entire Technical Series.
This video was produced by an American manufacturer to demonstrate the effectiveness of a hose sock restraint versus a whip check. An electronically activated release mechanism was used to simulate a failed connection or hose in each case - watch the video - if you still use whip checks, I am sure you will be convinced to make the change!
Other articles in part 1 of the compressor and air hose safety series
Written by Ian Speer - read more about some of the safety issues you could face and how to address them.
Written by Ian Speer - read about some of the safest ways to achieve lowest hose costs while minimising the operating risks to personnel, plant and the environment.
High pressure air is a potentially lethal hazard - read about the most effective restraints.
A terrifying look at the effects of using a whip check versus a hose sock. The difference could be a life.
CCTV cameras caught an unbelievable compressor explosion.