Dip Tape Safety
Although the edges of the tapes have been mechanically rounded the thickness of the tape is only 0,2mm and therefore could cause injury to an operator’s hands if not used correctly. The tapes are manufactured for use with a brass handle, and the handle makes the handling of the tape safer and easier.
When performing a tank dipping procedure ensure that the winding handle is at a right angle to the frame of the handle. During dipping it is essential that the winding handle be loosely controlled by a cupped hand. If the winding handle is left uncontrolled it could return to the winding position and if it strikes the hand could cause an injury.
The speed of the decent of the tape should be controlled by applying the thumb of the left hand softly onto the tape next to the wooden handle. The thumb acts as a brake.
It is advisable to use an equipment bag to carry the dipping equipment as this allows the operator to keep both hands available while climbing up and down the tank.

Handling of Dip Tape
All moving parts of the dip tape should be regularly oiled.
The operator should avoid bending the tape at a sharp angle over the edge of the tank dip hatch as this will cause the tape to kink.
When the dip tape is being wound in or pulled out the operator should be careful that the dip bob does not hit the bottom of the dip hatch and in the process damages the tape.
Never use a dip tape to take tank samples with a sample flask or well scoop thermometer as this will stretch the tape.
Never carry the dip tape with the bob attached. It is recommended to use an equipment bag.

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Although the edges of the tapes have been mechanically rounded the thickness of the tape is only 0,2mm and therefore could cause injury to an operator’s hands if not used correctly. The tapes are manufactured for use with a brass handle, and the handle makes the handling of the tape safer and easier.
When performing a tank dipping procedure ensure that the winding handle is at a right angle to the frame of the handle. During dipping it is essential that the winding handle be loosely controlled by a cupped hand. If the winding handle is left uncontrolled it could return to the winding position and if it strikes the hand could cause an injury.
The speed of the decent of the tape should be controlled by applying the thumb of the left hand softly onto the tape next to the wooden handle. The thumb acts as a brake.
It is advisable to use an equipment bag to carry the dipping equipment as this allows the operator to keep both hands available while climbing up and down the tank.

Handling of Dip Tape
All moving parts of the dip tape should be regularly oiled.
The operator should avoid bending the tape at a sharp angle over the edge of the tank dip hatch as this will cause the tape to kink.
When the dip tape is being wound in or pulled out the operator should be careful that the dip bob does not hit the bottom of the dip hatch and in the process damages the tape.
Never use a dip tape to take tank samples with a sample flask or well scoop thermometer as this will stretch the tape.
Never carry the dip tape with the bob attached. It is recommended to use an equipment bag.

– See more at: http://www.rigana.co.za/make-dip-tapes-last-longer/#sthash.zcJ1gNxO.dpuf