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Since beginning March 2011 the new handbook Pressure Vacuum Cleaning including Suction Excavation is available. This handbook contains the regulations for safe working in the event of pressure vacuum cleaning and suction excavating. The regulations of this 6th revised edition entirely replace the guidelines contained in previous editions. The new regulations took effect as of 1 May 2011.
These revised regulations have been compiled by a group of specialists from the entire industrial cleaning trade. All parties from the Benelux that come into contact with this industrial cleaning method in practice were represented. They included clients, industrial cleaning companies, manufacturers/suppliers of equipment, training institutes and temporary employment agencies.
The handbook covers all aspects that play a role when it comes to safe Pressure Vacuum cleaning, namely:
The responsibilities of the parties involved, the client and the contractor, and those of the
operating and supervisory staff.
The demands made on the crew that carries out the cleaning work and the applicable
certificates that they must have in order to be able to carry out this work safely. The same
applies to the employees who have to monitor the safe execution of this work.
The demands made of the different sorts of Pressure Vacuum vehicles and the accompanying equipment, not only in the case of new constructions but also those which are already in use. The handbook also includes a description of the demands made on inspecting and testing.
The safe working methods that apply to all parties and people. The checklist is an excellent resource to ensure that everything takes place as safely as possible during the preparation, execution and termination of the work.
Attention is also paid to static electricity and equipment earthing. Clear explanations are also provided of the demands and approval standards applicable to hoses and couplings.
This handbook is also available in the languages English, French and German. The content corresponds completely with the Dutch version. Should there be discussion regarding any piece of text, the Dutch text will prevail above other languages.