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Foremost, besides having a pressure washing equipment, you should wear safety-toe, non-slip sole rubber boots. If you are applying solvents use appropriate hand protection. Make sure you remove immediately any clothing saturated in solvents and wash skin with soap and water thoroughly. Watch out for burns from hot water and back blast from water or dirt particles. Do not direct high velocity stream of water on yourself or others. Do not use solvents to remove oil and grease from hands, but rather soap and water or a waterless cleanser.
Protect yourself from sharp edges and protruding parts. Wear gloves and cover sharp objects with tape, rags or wooden guards. Steer clear of electrical devices like lights and outlets. You can easily cause a short circuit or break them. Never use an electric powered washer in the rain as an electrical short circuit could happen. If you are using a gas power washer inside the building or house, make sure it is vented properly since the exhaust gases can be harmful to humans when exposed to such gases for longer periods.
On electric models power washer should never be plugged into a power source unless the trigger is in the “OFF” position.
- Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact with fuel. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water in case of contact
- Avoid breathing vapors or mists.
- Remove any clothing that is wet with fuel. Allow fuel to evaporate completely outdoors before washing. Thoroughly clean clothing before reuse.
- Identify and know how to operate emergency fuel cut offs.
- Know location and operation of fire extinguishers.
- Shut off engine while fueling.
- Fill gas tank slowly to prevent fuel from spilling and making contact with the hot engine.
- Reinstall the cap on the reservoir after filling it up. Hang the hose in place on the pump.
Here are some valuable advises on ground fault current interrupters (GFCI).