How to Safely Install and Use Cable Covers
Regards of where you want to install cable covers, such as an automotive garage, special event, warehouse, or factory, cable covers are ideal for keeping cables in high-traffic areas safe, and they also reduce tripping risks for pedestrians. That said, to reap their full safety benefits, your cable covers need to be installed and used correctly.
Configure and Assemble
Install cable covers in such a way that traffic will drive or walk over their hinge side first.
Furthermore, when installing parallel cord covers, always ensure that they are 2 feet apart, at least.
Irregular surfaces should also be avoided where possible, as fluids can flood, creating a shock or slipping incidence.
During the installation of your cable covers, always observe if you have created tripping-risks; if you do, re-evaluate your installation.
Use warning signs to alert pedestrians or vehicles of the upcoming bump or obstacle. Also, bright colors should be used whenever possible; cable protectors must be visible at all times.
Attach cable protector lengths to the ground to keep them secure, especially on slippery surfaces.
If you’re going to secure the cable cover down, drill anchor holes to reduce the tearing-risk of the protector.
Firstly, place cables in the channel that is nearest to the leading edge. Always place the most sensitive hoses and cables closest to the protector hinge-side.
Cables and hoses with distinct functions should not be mixed within a channel; power, fluids, gases, and data signal should have separate channels.
Avoid overloading the cable cover as this can cause a tripping hazard. Secure the lids down using grip tape.
Worn parts should be replaced immediately to avoid tripping hazards.
Also, avoid the use of acids or solvents to clean cable protectors; use soap and water or steam for cleaning.