This safety device is intended only for use on air hoses 4" ID and under, operating at pressures of no more than 200 PSI. We disclaim any other uses and accept no liability for the misapplication of this product.
When a pressurized air hose becomes accidentally uncoupled or a hose or fitting failure occurs, the rapid expansion of air causes the hose to whip violently creating a potentially lethal situation.
Whipchek® air hose restraints are slipped over the hose on each side of the fitting and prevent hose whip in the event of fitting separation or failure. Spring loaded loops on each end of the Style W are easily opened to pass over the fitting and then provide a firm grip on the hose.
On hose to tool or rigid outlet applications a Style WSR is used. The spring loaded loop is placed over the hose, and the choker end is wrapped around the tool handle or pipe outlet and cinched tight in a choker configuration.
Air hose restraints are required by both MSHA and OSHA as cited below. As the original inventors of the Whipchek® we have over 30 years experience building quality made in USA air hose restraints. We hope you will choose our proven product to protect the safety of your workers.
MSHA 30 CFR § 56.13021
High-pressure hose connections
Except where automatic shutoff valves are used, safety chains or other suitable locking devices shall be used at connections to machines of high-pressure hose lines of 3/4-inch inside diameter or larger, and between high-pressure hose lines of 3/4-inch inside diameter or larger, where a connection failure would create a hazard.
OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.302(b)(1)
Pneumatic power tools shall be secured to the hose or whip by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected.