I passed by a construction site the other day and they had a hosepipe running across the road. In an effort to make the hose secure, somebody (probably by the orders of the site manager or safety officer) had passed it through a steel pipe. The improvisation would have been inspiring, but the pipe was creating a rude bump for the vehicles driving on the road, apart from being a tripping hazard for pedestrians, especially during the dark hours. Whoever put it there probably didn’t know that hosepipe protector ramps had long been invented.
What Are Hosepipe Protector Ramps?
Hosepipe protectors and ramps are simple and inexpensive pieces of equipment that make it possible for you to get a hosepipe from point A to point B without risking damage to the pipe, causing bumps on the road, or creating a tripping hazard on the walkway that lies between points A and B. The double sided ramp makes vehicular and wheeled movement smooth and protects against accidental trips and falls. These protectors are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can cater to any hosepipe diameter or working environment.
Applications and Uses for Hosepipe Protectors
Hosepipe ramps and protectors have applications in multiple industries and workplaces. The type of hosepipe protectors needed for a particular environment would depend on the type of load that would be imposed and the size (diameter) and number of pipes that would be crossing a particular walkway or driveway. Here's a look at some specific workplaces that can put hosepipe ramps and protectors to good use:
Construction sites involve heavy vehicular traffic, load hauling, and pedestrian movement. A hosepipe wouldn’t last a week on its own. The only other option is to pass the hosepipe through something solid - a steel pipe? Maybe not. Ramp protectors are the answer. You'd probably need a HR2 or HR3 Hose Protector Ramp if you are dealing with heavy traffic. They’re a super-tough rubber design and have open tops to make them very convenient for prompt installation. They can just be placed on the road and the hose inserted in the grooves through the open top, or they can be bolted to the ground.
Gardens and Parks
Flexible rubber or plastic hosepipes are often used for gardening and landscaping projects. When you have hosepipes crossing a road or pedestrian path, a protector ramp is what you should get. If you have cars passing over your hosepipes, you probably need the HR4 or HR5 protector. You'll need to look at the diameter of the hosepipe before you can get the right protector ramp.
Hotels and Restaurants
Restaurants, catering kitchens or hotels may use the hosepipe protector ramps to avoid damage to the pipes trailing across the driveways. Hotels often need a swimming pool or a fountain pond to be filled up, and hosepipes passing through protector ramps are the best solution until civil works are undertaken.
Homes and Offices
An inexpensive hosepipe ramp is perfect to have at home or the office if a hosepipe is frequently found snaking across your driveway or parking. Get an appropriate hosepipe protector and place it across the driveway. You can, then, easily pass the hosepipe through it whenever you need, without creating an obstruction or hazard.