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Safety showers: are you compliant when it comes to onsite safety?

27 May 2014

Directing a worker to use substandard outmoded safety equipment could exacerbate injuries causing further unnecessary harm and pain.  If your safety showers don’t meet industry standards you may be setting a dangerous trap for your workers and a costly liability bill for your company. Here we look at your options.

Arctic Unit from Showers & Eyebaths Services
Arctic Unit from Showers & Eyebaths Services

Does an operation for which you are responsible require the availability of safety showers for your workers?

Showers & Eyebaths Services provides vital first aid in the event of a person’s skin and clothes becoming contaminated with hazardous materials. Our range of safety shower solutions includes models designed for use indoors and outside, from extreme heat down to temperatures of minus 40 degrees C. Many industries choose our safety showers because of their outstanding performance together with reliable operation and long life - manufacturing in stainless steel and low maintenance plastics – especially important in remote locations.

The ability to provide bespoke solutions makes us world leaders in meeting the needs of individual customers without compromising on quality or performance. This innovative approach has not only solved specific problems but driven the design and development of a particularly wide range of products to meet the different needs of industry.

Showers & Eyebaths emergency safety tank showers are widely used throughout industry and are particularly popular where there is no convenient mains water supply. With models ranging from 1200 litres up to 2500 litres, tepid water can be guaranteed for up to 30 minutes drenching time, which is double the recommended duration required in the internationally accepted ANSI Z 358.1 2009 standard. At shower and eyebaths we don’t just meet standards, we exceed them!

We also manufacture a wide range of safety showers that are portable and corrosion resistant - suitable for use indoors and outside. There is a model for every type and location of working environment and all are built to the highest standards for optimum performance and reliability.

For large sites and remote locations we have developed a variety of solutions. Mobile bowser showers with capacities of 1200 or 2000 litres can be filled with potable water by hose then towed to the desired location. The electrical pump and thermostat controlled heater for maintaining a safe water temperature can be powered from the mains or a portable generator. These are available for hire or to buy and are popular for use in the inhospitable oil and gas fields. The units can be supplied complete with ATEX equipment suitable for zones 1 and 2.

Contact Showers & Eyebaths Services on +44 (0)1744 889677 or visit

A dedicated web site has also been launched for the supply of bespoke emergency tank showers that meet Russia’s stringent health & safety regulations. Visit for the delivery of GOST and ATEX approved safety tank showers and arctic units that can withstand extreme temperatures down to minus 40 degrees centigrade and up to plus 40 degrees centigrade.

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