Dispenser hose condition is a prime area demanding operator Forecourt attention. It also happens to be one of the primary issues cited for violations during inspections by safety regulators. Husky Corporation recommends that fuel pump whip hose and dispensing hose assembly be checked weekly for leaks, kinks, blisters, bulges, flattened areas, soft spots and any cuts or gouges deep enough to expose wire reinforcement beneath the cover. Operators should also check for obvious signs of stress or abuse.
“If operators are not inspecting for bulges in a curb hose, and they just run the hose until failure, someone is probably going to get wet,” Laschke said. “Routine inspections will keep the fueling point up and running. Plus, it will keep customers safe.”