Proteam publishes 5 tips for getting the most out of your Super Coach Pro:
ProTeam Cleaning for Health® Tip of the Month
5 Tips for Getting the Most out of ProTeam’s Super Coach Pro®
From Mary Clark, Training and Logistics Supervisor at Michigan State University
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 be sitting on the hips of the user. A poor fitting backpack vacuum can create fatigue of the neck, shoulders, and back. As an (OS1)® trainer, I have found it very helpful to use the ProTeam® fit tutorial video, Wearing the Next Gen Backpack, here in conjunction with the (OS1) vacuum fit poster 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 there is 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 will help eliminate frustration in the long run. Never allow the cord to get tight while wrapping it. While wrapping, 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: click here. 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. A user must have a good understanding of the Super Coach Pro 10’s filters by identifying them by their proper (OS1) names. The Micro filter, Cloth filter, Dome filter, and HEPA exhaust filters all need preventative maintenance for the vacuum to work efficiently. The user dates the Micro Filter to indicate when it expires. The Cloth filter must be replaced when the user can no longer see light through the perforations. The Dome filter is cleaned after each use and the HEPA exhaust filters are replaced every few months. The user should know that the backpack vacuum works though airflow, so the HEPA exhaust filters must never be covered during use. For safety purposes, all filters must be maintained properly. Preventive Maintenance of filters is critical to vacuum safety.
5. Stay Away from Moisture
The Super Coach Pro 10 backpack vacuum should not be used on any wet surface. It is a dry vacuum only. Building entrance matting can get wet from snow and rainfall tracked inside. The backpack vacuum should not be used 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.