Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps, where parts are welded together. If you
find a bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked, frayed, or broken insulation, bare wires, and
loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors. Report any damaged wires to your supervisor.
Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings
are tight. Wet spots show leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak
comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it to your
When you check for "operating condition", look at the component to see if it is serviceable.
DO NOT use diesel fuel or gasoline for cleaning. Death or serious injury could
DO NOT SMOKE when using cleaning solvent. NEVER USE IT NEAR AN
OPEN FLAME. Be sure there is a fire extinguisher nearby and use cleaning
solvent only in well ventilated places. Flash point of solvent is 100°F (37°C)
USE CAUTION when using cleaning solvents. Cleaning solvents evaporate
quickly and can irritate exposed skin if contacted. In cold weather, contact of
exposed skin with cleaning solvents can cause frostbite.
When cleaning water heater, it must be COLD (same temperature as outside air).
DO NOT point water or steam directly at any electrical connection. DO NOT use
high pressure water supply system. Damage to electrical system and other
components may result.