For any business working with hazardous materials, an emergency shower should be an integral piece of on site equipment to ensure employees are best protected. Despite all other safety precautions, accidents can still occur and industrial safety showers are a necessity that offer fast relief in case of injury.
In the event of an accident a drench shower should be installed in potentially hazardous areas as it is essential that the body and/or eyes are rinsed quickly after contact with hazardous substances. DENIOS offer a range emergency showers suitable for every situation and requirement.
A full body decontamination shower provides fast first aid to minimise possible contamination of the body following an accident. They are extremely easy to use and can be wall or ceiling mounted or free-standing.
We also offer a range of safety shower combinations, which provide the features of a full body emergency safety shower but also include an additional eye and face wash.
All DENIOS emergency drench shower equipment complies with the latest EN 15154 regulation.
The first ten to 15 seconds after an individual is exposed to a hazardous substance are critical, particularly if the substance is corrosive in nature. Safety showers provide on-the-spot treatment to flush away the material before serious injury can occur. A prompt decontamination shower is crucial for the wellbeing of workers.
A safety shower may only require the washing of the affected body part or the removal of clothing for a full body shower. If clothing has also been contaminated, it can also be washed in the safety shower. Eye Wash Stations, where the eyes and face can be easily washed, are useful for providing effective decontamination for the delicate face and eye area. They can be purchased separately or are incorporated into many of the body and eye showers stocked by DENIOS UK.
With speed so essential, an emergency shower should be installed close to where contact with hazardous substances is likely to take place. The safety showers at DENIOS UK have a number of mounting options to suit different circumstances, such as a Full Body and Eye Shower, which can be floor mounted, a Full Body Wall Mounted Shower, a Full Body Ceiling Mounted Shower or a Stainless Steel Over Door Mounted Body Shower.
Contact with hazardous substances can occur outdoors as well as in. If that is likely to be the case on your premises, or if space requirements simply make it more convenient to site the emergency shower outdoors, purchase a Heated Full Body Shower, which is frost-proof.
When deciding where to install the body and eye shower on your premises, there are a number of factors to consider. These include practical issues such as access to the water supply and considering how the water is to be heated. The shower needs to be situated close to hazardous areas and be fully accessible. Obstacles that cause even a few seconds delay in getting to the safety shower can result in increased severity of injury. It is also important that the emergency shower is fully visible, with clear signage provided so that even those who are not familiar with the premises can locate the safety shower easily if required.
The emergency showers in the range at DENIOS UK are well made and designed to comply with the latest EN 15154 legislation. Once they have been properly installed in the correct locations, they can be safely used for decontamination purposes. Regular cleaning is necessary to maintain the safety of the showers, with additional cleaning required if the shower has been used.
Good maintenance is essential for long-term safety, so ensure that your health and safety strategy includes regular tests of the safety equipment to keep it in the best possible condition. The recommended interval for tests is once a month but consult individual manufacturer’s guidelines to make sure that the emergency shower that you purchase is being checked regularly enough. Also, make sure that all workers are aware of how to report any wear and tear that they notice between inspections.