(6) If the coils of rubber hose are to be stored on a storage
rack, the two-man crew carries each coil to the rack and slides the coil
onto a shelf; the process is repeated until all coils are in storage.
Shelves on the rack should be no less than 12 inches apart.
(7) If the coiled rubber hose is to be stored on pallets, the
pallets first are brought to the wash rack/apron area. The shore crew places
two coils of rubber sewage hose on each pallet, following the same steps
outlined for placing the coiled hoses in storage on the ground. A forklift
is used to transport the pallets of coiled hoses to the storage area, where
they are left on the pallets.
b. Hoses Stored in Straight Lines on the Ground. Both collapsible and
noncollapsible rubber sewage hoses may be stored in straight lines on the
ground or in storage racks. The steps listed below apply to moving collaps-
ible and noncollapsible rubber hoses from the washing area to storage.
(1) If the hoses are to be stored on the ground, the storage area
should be adjacent to the wash rack or apron. To move hoses from the washing
apron to the ground storage area, one member of the shore crew lifts the end
of the hose length that is closest to the storage area and carries it toward
the storage area. The other member grasps the hose at a point about 10 feet
from the end and moves in the same direction, pulling and carrying the hose.
When the lead end of the hose is located over the storage space where it is
to be placed, it is put down. Then the two men move back to the midpoint of
the hose and move it over to the storage space in the same way. They move
to the end of the hose remaining on the wash apron, where one man picks up
the fitting and the other lifts the hose approximately 10 feet from the fit-
ting. The two men walk the final end of the hose length to the storage area
in this fashion; after the hose is placed in the storage area, the shore
crew straightens it out. At the end of these steps, the 50-foot length of
hose has been moved sideways out of the wash area into the storage area.
(2) To move a clean hose that is resting on a wash rack, one end
of the hose is lifted off the rack by one crew member and placed carefully
upon the ground. Then the two men move along the rack toward its other end,
one man pulling the hose to the edge of the rack, and the other lowering it
to the ground. When the opposite end of the hose is reached, the man in
front grasps the fitting and lowers it carefully to the ground. The hose
never should be dropped from the rack.
(3) The storage area should be adjacent to the wash rack, but not
so close as to interfere with the use of the rack. After lowering a 50-foot
length of clean hose to the ground from the wash rack, the shore crew moves
the hose to the ground storage area, using the steps described above for mov-
ing a hose from the wash apron to the storage area. Once the entire length
of the hose has been moved to the storage area, it is straightened into a
neat line by the two-man crew.
(4) In both of the cases above, the steps are repeated until all
of the 50-foot lengths of rubber sewage hose in the wash apron or rack have
been moved to the storage area. Hoses are stored no more than one layer