Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Provided by: ToolingU

"Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics" provides a complete overview of the best safety and injury prevention practices for fluid power systems. Fluid power systems rely on the use of highly pressurized liquids and gases. As a result, working with fluid power systems is associated with a variety of hazards, including risk of injection injuries as well as exposure to extreme temperatures and hazardous energy. Several devices and safety procedures can mitigate the potential for accidents and damage to system components. Without a thorough understanding of fluid system safety standards, procedures, and devices, working with pressurized fluids can result in severe burns, poisoning, respiratory damage, intestinal bleeding, and death. After taking "Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics, " users will be able recognize how to prevent accidental injury and equipment damage when working with fluid power systems.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the dangers of working with pressurized fluids
  • Describe personal protective equipment
  • Describe the PPE requirements outlined by OSHA
  • Describe the risks associated with exposure to hydraulic fluids
  • Explain the causes of most hydraulic injection injuries
  • Describe the extreme temperature hazards present in fluid systems
  • Describe why fluid system components can move unexpectedly
  • Describe types of hazardous energy
  • Describe steps that prevent the uncontrolled release of hazardous energy
  • Identify lockout and tagout devices
  • Identify other safety devices that prevent accidents and equipment damage
  • Describe how to safely handle and operate fluid power tools
  • Explain the causes of most fluid system faults
  • Identify fluid system maintenance methods.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for mechanical/electrical/plumbing maintenance technicians.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Fluid Power Systems, Hydralic/Pnuematic System Safety, Safety Devices

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

3 hrs



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