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Abrasive Blasting System: Daily Component Checklist

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Blast Components Checklist

B1 Air Compressor

  • Fully maintained, serviced and fueled
  • Located upwind and away from blasting area

B2 Blast Air Supply Hose

  • Large bore hose (4 times nozzle orifice minimum)
  • Large connector fittings with whipchecks and/or safety chains installed
  • Coupling gaskets in place
  • Coupling pins fitted

B3 Air Moisture Control

  • Condensate drained and air motor lubricant filled

B4 Blast Machine

  • Handle and twinline free from leaks
  • Abrasive metering valve cleaned, fittings checked/maintained
  • Lid and screen (portable hoppers) fitted
  • Blast outlet gasket checked
  • Test pressure relief valve

B5 Blast Abrasive

  • Kept dry and protected
  • Certificates and batch numbers recorded

B6 Blast Hose

  • Kept as straight and as short as possible (drawn curved to show perspective) –checked daily for wear or soft spots
  • Coupling gaskets in place
  • Coupling pins fitted
  • Whipchecks installed
  • Check gasket and components for wear, and air leaks
  • Certificates and batch numbers recorded

B7 Remote Control Handle

  • Checked operation for fast start/stop
  • Deadman operating and safety latch in place

B8 Blast Nozzle

  • Checked routinely for air pressure and liner/thread wear or damage
  • Check nozzle pressure
  • Check nozzle size for wear
  • Nozzle gasket in place (where applicable)

B9 Deadman Hose

  • Check fittings
  • Check hose for pin holes or cracks

Operator Safety Checklist

S1 Breathing Air Source

  • Check replacement date on inlet filter
  • Checked and maintained on a regular basis
  • Located in a clean air atmosphere, upwind and away from the blast area and engine exhaust fumes

S2 Breathing Air Filter

  • Check replacement date on filter
  • Cartridges require regular programmed replacement
  • Pressure gauge in place and operating
  • Filters and regulates the breathing air supply
  • Test pressure relief valve

S3 Carbon Monoxide Monitor or Converter Monitor

  • Checked, tested and calibrated (calibration certificate on file)
  • Batteries checked

S4 Breathing Air Line

  • Fitted with threaded screw-type connector or AS 1715 approved ‘Safety Type’ coupling with two distinct actions required for disconnection
  • Free from kinks, abrasion

S5 Airline Breathing Air

  • Airline for maximum airflow 1″ or C\v”
  • Coupling gaskets in place
  • Coupling pins fitted

S6 Fatigue Management and Noxious Gas Protection

  • Air temperature control within 15°C – 25°C range for operator comfort
  • Suitable Personal Gas Monitor

S7 Blast Helmet (Respirator)

  • Inspected and maintained for wear and tear to the cape, collar, head gear and visor as per AS 1715 requirements
  • New/clean inner and outer lens in place
  • Inner lens in place for impact protection
  • Helmet sanitized between operators
  • Supplied with minimum 170 liters/minute breathing quality air as per AS 1715

S8 Other Protective Clothing

  • Safety footwear
  • Ear plugs and blasters gauntlets
  • Glasses

S9 Work Hazards

  • Check, control and eliminate wherever possible:
    • Physical dangers – tripping, falling, crushing
    • Toxic substances e.g. lead, arsenic, cyanide, heavy metals, chromates, free silica, etc. present either in the abrasive, the coating, the substrate or the environment

S10 Warning Signs and Barriers

  • On display and not obstructed
  • Site specific PPE signs displayed and not obstructed
  • Personnel barriers in place

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DISCLAIMER: The above information is only a guide and does not represent nor claim to be either a full or complete or accurate nor an approved or standard method of checking blast cleaning equipment or components. It is the responsibility of the reader and/or users of this information to separately determine and verify each and/or any guideline, regulations, tests, checks, etc. for equipment and/or setup as directed or indicated or required in or by any work specifications and/or standards. BlastOne expressly disclaims any liability for the use or misuse of the above information.

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