Recently, my business partner and I instructed a fire skills session at a CFA fire training ground for an underground mine rescue company.
During the pre-training safety briefing, the manager of the training ground said that under no circumstances were members to drag or operate a hose over their shoulder (regardless of how many operators are on the hose), as depicted below.
He cited two main issues:
1) Manual handling risks
2) Balance (loss of)
Thoughts from anyone else?
Is this still an accepted and taught practice in your department?
Do you agree or disagree?