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Safely Install and Maintain Polyurethane Cable Guards

02/01/2022

Elasco’s cable guard and dropovers are used in various industries and for a multitude of projects. Whatever your project, we have a common goal in protecting one’s cables, hoses and tubes while ensuring the safe travel of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. No matter the project, our products always deliver on their goal.

In order to safely install and maintain our products, please adhere to our instructions below.

Before you buy

When purchasing your Elasco cable guard, make sure your projects requirements are met with your product choice. This includes determining:

  • Your load bearing capacity
  • The number of channels needed
  • The maximum channel size
Traffic should aim for the hinge side

Positioning your cable guards

When positioning your cable guards, aim to have traffic approaching the product from the hinge side first. Avoid irregular surfaces where possible, as water and other fluids can collect and create a slipping hazard.

Make sure the cable guards are easily viewable and additional signs or warnings are encouraged to reduce tripping hazards.

Connecting adjoining pieces

When placing the connecting pieces together always have the female side on top of the male side of the product. Push down on the pieces at the connecting points using your hands or feet. This applies to linear pieces, turns, and end pieces.

Turns give the layout of your pieces more flexibility in set up and accessibility.

End pieces, or end caps, assist in reducing tripping hazards presented by bare connector ends.

Optional anchoring

Once the pieces are all connected, try one’s best to have the pieces connected on as flat of a surface as possible. If you would like to anchor the cable guards to the ground, we recommend drilling holes at the corners of the base of the product before spiking the cable guards to the ground. If you are interested in us assisting with drilling holes for anchors, please request this with your order.

Placing your cables, pipes or hoses

Now you are ready to flip open the lid and insert your cables into the cable guards. Start by placing cables in the channel that is closest to the leading edge. Be sure to always load the most sensitive cables and hoses closest to the hinge-side of the protector. Use the different channels effectively and efficiently to help identify your cables. Do not overstuff the cables as they may cause damage and can cause a tripping hazard. Once laid out, close the lid and secure buttons into the base or push lip of lid under the base piece.

Maintenance and cleaning

Damage is most likely to occur if the products are not properly protected. If you spot damage, replace the lid or product piece immediately to ensure tripping hazards are minimized to the greatest extent.

We are not responsible for the misuse of any of the products that we sell and cannot guarantee performance because we are unable to control and ensure their proper use.

When cleaning our products, simply use ordinary soap and water to wipe or spray the product.

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