1. Find the Perfect Fit for the User
A critical part of using the Super Coach Pro 10 backpack vacuum is to adjust the straps of the unit to the user before operating it. The weight of the vacuum should sit on the hips of the user. A poor fitting backpack vacuum creates fatigue of the neck, shoulders, and back.
As an (OS1)® trainer, I find it very helpful to use the ProTeam® fit tutorial video, Wearing the Next Gen Backpack, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf3cyETJAGM to identify the proper adjustments for a perfect fit.
2. Use the Wand Properly
The user should allow the vacuum to work for them by keeping the wand as close to the body as possible. The further the wand gets away from the body, the more likely the user will get fatigued.
3. Care for the Cord
The user should be trained to do a safety check of the 50’ cord before using the backpack vacuum. If they see a cut in the cord, exposed wires, or a missing ground, the cord should not be used. Properly wrapping the Super Coach Pro 10 cord helps eliminate frustration in the long run. Never allow the cord to get tight while wrapping it. Instead, allow the cord to drop from the palm of the hand freely.
In this video, an (OS1) trainer shows the proper technique for wrapping a 50’ cord: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNOX5t2pDnw. Wipe the cord down after every use, so it does not move dirt around the facility.
4. Check and Maintain Filters*
The Super Coach Pro 10 captures unwanted matter by filtering 99.97 percent of particles down to 0.3 microns in size, creating a cleaner environment. Make sure you understand all of the Super Coach Pro 10’s filters. The Micro filter, Cloth filter, Dome filter, and HEPA exhaust filters all need preventative maintenance for the vacuum to work efficiently.
Date the Micro Filter to indicate when it expires. Replace the Cloth filter when light no longer comes through the perforations. Clean the Dome filter after each use and replace the HEPA exhaust filters every few months. The backpack vacuum works though airflow, so never cover the HEPA exhaust filters during use. For safety purposes, maintain all filters properly.
5. Stay Away from Moisture
Never use the Super Coach Pro 10 backpack vacuum on any wet surface. Building entrance matting can get wet from snow and rainfall tracked inside, so do not use the backpack vacuum to clean these areas. If the user vacuums moisture accidentally, he or she should immediately stop and replace the filters.
*The (OS1) names for the Super Coach Pro filters are slightly different than ProTeam’s official names. The filter referred to in this article as the Micro filter is ProTeam’s Intercept Micro Filter, and the Cloth filter is ProTeam’s Micro Cloth filter.