Anyone who thinks line technicians hauling hose in sweltering 100°F heat or frigid -30°F with a wind chill factor isn’t that tough might just want to think again! The bigger the hose the tougher the job!
As hose size increases, so does the weight and energy required to move and hook up that hose! It will take its toll on the human body and these factors must be taken into account in the workplace to maximize productivity and safety by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort. Heavier hose also puts more strain on equipment connected to that hose.