Hydraulic Hose Crimper

Hazards Identified
Pinch points, crushing injuries, flying debris

Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment
Safety glasses, gloves

Hazard-Specific Training
Supplier training specific to the crimper being used

Safe Work Practice

  • Do not use this equipment unless you have read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s manual, and been oriented by a competent person.  (Most crimpers have a designated operator who has been trained by the supplier.)
  • Secure the equipment on a stable work surface.
  • Ensure that the work area is clean and uncluttered.
  • Ensure that the proper die is on the crimper for the fitting you are crimping.
  • Do not insert/remove dies while the power is on.
  • When crimping, make sure hands and fingers are clear of the machine.
  • Do not strike hardened dies with any hardened instruments, such as hammers or wrenches, as this may cause them to shatter or break.
  • Do not over pressurize.

Regulations, Standards and References
Occupational Safety General Regulations, Manufacturer’s Manual or Operator Instructions for the specific Hose Crimper being used

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.