deep. Open-air storage is satisfactory. In winter climates, hoses stored
in straight lines on the ground may be covered by canvas to make removal and
handling easier after snowfalls and during icy conditions.
c. Collapsible and Noncollapsible Rubber Hoses Stored in Straight Lines
on a Rack. If hoses are cleaned on a washing apron and stored in straight
lines on a storage rack, the washing apron should be close enough to the
rack to simplify the moving job, but not so close as to be an obstruction or
hazard. For example, the wash troughs at several hose cleaning/storage areas
at NAVSTA, San Diego, are located immediately under the front of the storage
rack. If more than two lengths of hose are disinfected in the wash trough
in a single operation, the crew must walk on the hoses in the troughs to
lift lengths into the wash rack. This is considered a potentially hazardous
To move straight lengths of collapsible or noncollapsible rubber sewage
hose from the washing apron to the storage rack, the following steps are
(1) First, the hose is moved from the washing apron and placed in
a straight line on the ground along the front of the rack. The same steps
described for moving the hose from the washing rack to a ground storage area
(2) After the hose is in place in front of the rack, one member
of the shore crew grasps an end fitting, raises it to the proper shelf, and
places it on the shelf. Then he moves along the hose length, lifting it to
the level of the shelf selected for storage. The other crew member follows,
grasping the elevated portion of the hose and shoving it on the shelf as far
as it will go. The two men move along the hose length, placing it on the
rack in this fashion until the entire length is on the rack.
(3) The steps are repeated until all of the lengths of hose have
been transferred from the wash apron to the rack. When all of the lengths
of hose are in the rack, the female fittings should be at one end of the
rack, and the male fittings at the other. Collapsible and noncollapsible
rubber sewage hoses may be lifted as high as 5 feet, but should not be
lifted manually over the heads of the personnel handling the hoses.
The above procedures also can be applied to removing hoses from washing
racks and placing them on storage racks in straight lines.