To prevent damage to water pipes, you have to hang them up or bury them. Prevent people from tripping over water pipes which have to be laid on the ground or floor. Also protect them from overload.
It is particularly important in winter to ensure that water supply pipes are insulated and frostproofed so that water can continue to run through them.
Prevent frost problems with water installations and drains:
- Fit water installations with drain cocks so that you can empty the water out of water pipes when they are not in use. Empty the water out of water pipes and hoses when everyone goes home or if work comes to a temporary halt.
- Water hoses should be rolled up and stored in a frost-free room.