Breathing Tube Inspection Procedure

Gather all tubes to be inspected in an area free of obstructions. Don work gloves and safety glasses with side shields.

Perform the following procedure for each tube:

Figure 1: Proper Pull Technique

Do not bend end couplings as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Improper pull technique

Note: The average person with arms straight out at each side will stretch the tube between 5 and 6 feet.

Caution: Keep other personnel clear of test area.

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