Air Compressor Safety Tips

Air compressors are one of the most important pieces of equipment a shop can have. Air compressors can be used to power tools, inflate tires, and clean the shop. Like any tool air compressors require special safety precautions. The following tips can reduce the risk of injury and extend the life of your air compressor.

– Make sure all fittings, pipes, and hoses meet or exceed the maximum pressure of the compressor.

– Keep air hoses free of grease and oil, this will add life to your air compressor.

– Do not string hoses across floors or aisles where they could be a trip hazard. Suspending hoses overhead is the best solution.

– Secure hose ends, this prevents whipping if a cut or break occurs.

– Wear eye protection.

– Never operate air compressors faster than manufacturers limits.