Maintenance: Pump Safety

Safety First

  • Observe all local safety codes and OSHA regulations. Do not operate equipment under unsafe conditions

Read Instruction Manual

  • The instruction manual must be read and thoroughly understood by those responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of this equipment.

Operator Training

  • Wastecorp recommends a factory training program for your facility operators prior to use.
  • On-site factory training programs can be arranged at additional charge by contacting Wastecorp technical support at or 1-888-829-2783
  • Operators must be trained in the proper and safe use of equipment

Safety Guards must be in place

  • All guards must be in place while equipment is running to protect against bodily injury

Stop Equipment

  • The equipment should always be stopped before any attempt is made to repair, maintain, climb on, or remove tramp material. Stay Clear of moving machinery.
  • Do not put your hands, feet or any part of your body in the equipment while it is running

Dress Properly

  • Do not operate equipment while wearing jewelry, loose fitting clothing, ties, shirt sleeves or unprotected long hair.

Stay Alert

  • Do not operate equipment while under the influence of medication, drugs or alcohol

Maintain Equipment

  • Do not operate equipment in need of repair or service
  • Proper maintenance will help avoid equipment downtime, loss of production and injury to personnel  

Electrical Repair

  • Electrical power must be turned off before attempting any repairs to electrical components
  • Lock out control panel and all starting switches

Hydraulic/Pneumatic Repair

  • Do not repair or service pneumatic or hydraulic components while equipment remains connected to the pneumatic/hydraulic power supply or is under pressure

Handle Chemicals with Care

  • Always consult vendor safety data sheets before handling chemicals. Do not handle or inhale chemicals for process conditioning, cleaning or any other purpose without the proper eye, skin and respiratory protection