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Can your safety showers survive the cold?

With winter quickly approaching, ensuring that your emergency safety equipment can withstand the steep drop in temperature is a must. The UK’s winter temperatures average between 6.6C and 7.4C, with other areas of Europe, such as Germany, reaching lows of -3.8C. In these conditions, water can freeze in the standpipe, rendering the unit inoperable. If your safety showers and eye baths are not functional in the event of an emergency, this poses further danger to the casualty and significant fines and/or imprisonment can be imposed.

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Safeguarding Leisure Sector Workers From Corrosive Workplace Hazards

It is estimated that the average UK family spends a staggering 22% of their weekly budget on leisure activities, placing huge demand on the industry. In such a rapidly growing sector there are a plethora of arduous hygiene processes used to maintain facilities and protect the public. During recreational breaks, swimming pools and golf courses are often considered family favourites, but how strenuous is maintenance?

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Are You Using Your Safety Showers and Eye Washes Effectively?

Safety showers and eye washes are designed to be simple to activate in the event of an emergency, going from off to on within a second. Once they have been installed in the correct position, within 10 seconds reach of the hazard with no obstructions as per EN and ANSI standard stipulations, employees must be made aware of their location and how to use them effectively. 

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Facing hazards in the fast-paced food industry

The food & drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, contributing more than £28bn to the economy every year. This industry and its employees face increased demand from a constantly growing population. As pressure to escalate production increases, the industry cannot afford to neglect the safety of its workers.

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Alleviating The Transient Hazards of Construction Sites

Construction is one of the most fast paced and ever-changing industries on the planet, contributing £117 billion to the UK economy alone and making up 6% of the total economic output. With the vastness of the sector comes a variety of hazards that workers are exposed to, making accidents prevalent and often unprecedented.

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Protect Lab Workers with Emergency Safety Showers and Eye Wash Equipment

A laboratory incident at UC Berkeley in 2009 caused severe chemical burns to a student. A few drops of the corrosive chemical oleylamine fell onto a researcher’s uncovered forearm. When he realized what happened, he went to the restroom and washed his arm with soap and water for about a minute. Unfortunately, oleylamine is corrosive and hard to wash off the skin.

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Anticipating hazards in the hospitality sector

Over recent years, the hospitality sector has been recovering from the substantial financial losses caused by the pandemic. Alongside these losses came a change in customer priorities, with 55% of UK consumers stating cleanliness being of greater importance since the pandemic.

Cleaning products are the most common hazardous substances used in the hospitality sector. Now, with increased sanitising expected and required, these chemical cleaners are used more frequently and are purchased and stored in higher volumes to keep up with demand.

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