Hose Storage on the Ground
(2) Safety Hazards. It was found during demonstrations in San
Diego that placement of a hose cleaning apron at the base of the concrete
storage rack created a potentially dangerous situation. Shore crew members
sometimes had to stand upon hoses in the wash apron in order to store clean
hoses in the rack immediately above the apron. The same was true for remov-
ing hoses. If the apron had been wet, unsteady footing could have led to
bodily injury. In order to minimize the potential hazard, no more than two
hoses should be cleaned at one time in the cleaning apron of this type of
(3) Smaller Hose Storage. Storage and handling of 2 l/2-inch
hoses used for transferring sewage ashore from submarines and service craft
would be similar to that described for 4-inch, collapsible sewage hoses.
These hoses are best stored in coils, as they are easy to handle that way.
Therefore, the option of storing 2 l/2-inch and 1 l/2-inch hoses in straight
lines should be disregarded.
d. Covered Storage. All of the above methods of storing sewage hose
take place outdoors. However, at certain locations where winter snowfalls
and icing occur, it would be desirable to provide covered storage. This
would eliminate snow and ice removal problems.
e. Protection of Hoses. The principal hazard to sewage hoses is damage
from vehicles, cargo, machinery, and sharp objects. In addition, the hoses
should be kept away from excessive heat and corrosive chemicals. This can
be done by instituting a storage program, using the information provided