In areas where people work with aggressive liquids or combustible materials, for example, there is always the risk of an accident and, consequently, of the body and eyes possibly being contaminated with harmful substances. DENIOS emergency showers, available in various designs, provide first aid without delay:
- the right emergency shower or eye wash for every situation
- prompt help in an emergency
- easy to operate
- Eye washes and face washes
- Full body showers
- Emergency shower combinations
- Eye wash bottles
Eye washes and face washes
In the event of chemical burns (e.g. from contact with acids or alkalis), the eyes must be flushed immediately with an emergency shower in order to prevent lasting damage. DENIOS eye washes provide the perfect solution to this problem. They are suitable both for placing on a bench and for wall mounting. It is recommended to rinse the eyes for 20 minutes.
Full body showers
Full body showers provide prompt first aid following accidents to minimise possible contamination of the body. They are extremely easy to use. Choose between models for wall or ceiling mounting or free-standing full body showers.
Emergency shower combinations
Emergency shower combinations provide the features of a full body shower with an additional eye and face wash.
Eye wash bottles
It is not always possible to use an emergency shower. Amongst other places, eye wash bottles are recommended for areas which are not continuously occupied (e.g. battery rooms or on building sites). Eye wash bottles ensure that injuries are taken care of within the crucial first few seconds. A 500 ml eye wash bottle is sufficient for about 4 minutes' rinsing. To rinse the eyes for longer periods, additional eye wash bottles should be provided or an eye wash located nearby and connected to the water main should be used.
DENIOS emergency showers for every eventuality
Either an eye wash or an emergency shower should be an essential element of every business working with aggressive liquids or combustible materials. Suitable emergency showers which deliver an adequate amount of water in the event of an accident should be provided in potentially hazardous workplaces. It is essential that the body and/or eyes are rinsed quickly after contact with hazardous substances or following burns.
A particular feature of DENIOS emergency showers is their ease of use.
Regulations and directives
Section 3 of the Arbeitsschutzgesetz (German Labour Protection Law) lays down the employer's fundamental obligations. Employers are required to take necessary measures to protect their employees' health and safety. The Arbeitsstättenverordnung (German Workplaces Ordinance) specifies in section 39 that the necessary first aid facilities must be provided in workplaces. The directives applicable to Europe are specified in EN 15154. This standard is divided into five parts:
- Part 1 for body showers connected to the mains supply in laboratories
- Part 2 for eye washes connected to the mains supply
- Part 3 for body showers not connected to the mains supply
- Part 4 for eye washes not connected to the mains supply
- Part 5 for body showers connected to the mains supply for production facilities