Join the Hose Safety Institute

Membership to the Hose Safety Institute (HSI) is available to NAHAD member locations (separate physical facilities operated by the member company), regardless of membership type, who follow the hose fabrication and assembly guidelines and best practices outlined in the HSI Handbook and Fabrication Guides.  HSI membership is tied to a specific location/branch – where a NAHAD member has more than one location, each location must be individually certified. 

The application process will require some preparation and time to complete. Once received, it will undergo a two-level review to determine eligibility:

  1. Level 1 Review: Will provide confirmation of the following:  a.) both the organization and branch (if applicable) are current NAHAD members; b.) one or more employees at the branch location hold an active HSI Handbook and Fabrication Certification in the hose types the branch specializes in. 

    • If both eligibility requirements are met, the application moves forward.
    • If the certification piece is missing, the $300 application fee will be converted to a NAHAD Academy subscription so certification can be completed.  The HSI application will need to be submitted.

  2. Level 2 Review: Will include a comprehensive review of the questionnaire responses by a Standard Committee review team to determine compliance with HSI guidelines and best practices.  NAHAD will follow up, requesting additional information and/or verification is deemed necessary to make a final decision on membership.

NAHAD staff will confirm receipt of your application and compliance with Level 1 review requirements within 5 business days.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for the Level 2 review process to be completed. 

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Eligibility Requirements

NAHAD Member locations (separate physical facilities operated by the member company) must demonstrate their compliance with the hose fabrication and assembly guidelines and best practices outlined in the HSI Handbook and Fabrication Guides.

To determine eligibility, the application requires responses to a series of questions that will provide reviewers a clear vision of how the location complies with HSI guidelines and best practices. You will be asked to provide information and/or a detailed explanation related to the following:

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Train Your Team

NAHAD offers HSI resources members can use for new employee onboarding and technical training.

Benefits of Membership

Being accepted for membership in the Hose Safety Institute distinguishes your organization from others in the industry. It demonstrates your commitment to fostering an environment where hose assembly safety, quality, and reliability.

Join the Hose Safety Institute