For security reasons, safety showers and eye-washers are highly recommended in every working area where chemical projections danger exist. Thus, they can be found in :
• Chemical and pharmaceutical industries,
• Food-processing and automobile industries,
• Chemical, petrochemical and biochemical laboratories,
• State workshops, car repair shops, printing houses,
• Universities and schools,
• Hospitals and clinics,
• Filtering stations and swimming pools...
Considered as first aid equipments, safety showers and eye-washers must be close to risky areas. The access must be easy and well indicated.
Labelling regulation : At the European level, it corresponds to 32/58/CEE instruction. All our first aid equipment are provided with labels in conformity with these standards.
This regulation concerns body showers, connected to water network. The main requirements are :
• The water distribution of the emergency body shower shall be measured by this procedures : At a distance of 700 mm below the shower head,50% (± 10%) of the volume of water delivered shall fall in a circle with a diameter of 400mm, and the area reached by Minimum 95% of the water shall be limited to a circle with a diameter of 800mm.
• When no national or local regulatiions apply, a constant flow rate of minimum 60l/min is suitable.
• The body shower shall be capable of delivering this supply for a minimum of 15 minutes.
• The velocity of the water spray shall be low enough to be non-injurious to the user
• The shower head shall be designed to be installed so that its lower edge is 2200 (± 100) mm above the level on which the user stands.
• The water valve shall not close automatically.
• The manufacturer shall supply information on installation, operation and maintenance as well as the method and frequency of routing testing.
• Showers must be provided with the appropriate label (please read above).
This regulation concerns eye-washers, connected to water network. The main requirements are :
• Plumbed-in-eye-wash units shall be able to deliver a constant flow rate of minimum 6l/min,
• Eye-wash units shall be capable of delivering this supply for minimum of 15 minutes,
• The velocity of the water shall be low enough to be non-injurous to the user,
• The waterjets supplied by the nozzles shall spray at a minimum height of 100 mm and may spray at a maximum height of 300 mm,
• The outlet nozzles shall be installed at a height of 1000 (± 200 mm) above the level on which the user stands
• The water valve shall not close automatically,
• The manufacture shall supply information on installation, operation and maintenance as well as the method and frequency of routing testing,
• Eye-washers must be provided with the appropriate label (please read above).
EN 15154-1 et EN 15154-2 regulations recommend to use a water between 15°C and 37°C, in order not to worsen lesions of injuried persons and to ensure a better comfort.. We advise you to use a thermostatic mixing valve (option as follow).
It is recommended to install first aid equipments close to the dangerous areas. They must be easy to access (less than 10 seconds or 30 m) and free from walls or obstructions.
They must be clearly identified by the staff that would use the materials. The staff must be trained to use these products. Finally, the material linked to a water network must be checked at least once a month.
• For eye-washers: MCL
• For safety showers and combiantion units: MTD
In order to avoid the risks, we recommend tou to use a heating cable that prevent the risk of frozen water in the tubing untill -1°C. This solution can be used on every safety showers and eye-washers model.
Included : 1 m of heating cable, electrical furniture kit, and anti-freezing box.