A high-pressure jet of water can cause serious damage to the human body
It is therefore essential that anyone using this type of equipment, uses the appropriate personal protective equipment. If the equipment is electrically operated, the damp and wet conditions resulting from its use can be dangerous. To reduce the risk of electric shock use an RCD (Residual Current-operated Device).
Check the equipment before you use it. Look at that the cable and plug to make sure that they are not damaged in any way. Do not use the pressure washer if it has a damaged cable or plug. Do not tamper with electrical connections - a competent electrician must carry out any electrical repair work that is required. Pay particular attention to the hoses and if there is any sign of excessive wear, do not use them.
Very high-pressure washers (135 bar [2000 psi] and above) must not be used off ladders or steps - a stable working platform is essential.
When using a pressure washer make sure that: