Image of spotlighted Hughes tank shower with GRP ladder platform, anti-slip ramps and hughes zero power cooler

This isn't just any emergency tank shower, this is a HUGHES emergency tank shower...

Image of spotlighted Hughes tank shower with GRP ladder platform, anti-slip ramps and hughes zero power cooler

Selecting the right safety shower for your site can be a complex task. With challenges such as remote locations, extreme temperatures, low water pressure or no reliable water supply, a simple tubular shower isn’t always the right fit. From oil rigs to water treatment sites, petrochemical plants to mining facilities, emergency tank showers are the ideal solution.

Self-contained and resilient, emergency tank showers are often the simplest and most comprehensive way to stay compliant.

Here are our top 10 reasons as to why you should choose a Hughes 1500L emergency tank shower:

1. EN15154 and ANSI Z358.1-2014 Compliant

1500L tank showers are designed to meet EN and ANSI requirements to provide tepid water for over 15 minutes at a guaranteed flow of 76 litres per minute for the shower and 12 litres per minute for the eye wash, simultaneously.

2. No constant water supply? Low supply pressure? No problem

Hughes emergency tank showers are stand-alone, gravity-fed units so do not rely on a plumbed in water source that may be inconsistent or non-existent.

3. Customisable to meet your exact requirements

 Our range of tank showers has a wide array of optional extras to tailor your equipment towards your specific safety needs:

  • Audio and visual alarms alert first responders to the activation of a safety shower, particularly useful for remote areas/lone workers. Lighting is essential in dimly lit areas to ensure high visibility.
  • GRP ladder platform offers increased safety for workers, conforming to working at height regulations, and removes the need to hire costly scaffolding when the tank shower requires inspection or servicing.
  • NEW! GRP Anti-slip ramps prevent slips and trips on entering and enable easy access in the event of an emergency.
  • Heaters and cooling options - In extreme hot or cold climates, heaters and/or cooling options are needed to ensure tepid water, between 15-37C according to EN15154 (ANSI recommends 16-38C).
  • GRP panelling - fitted to three sides of the tank shower support frame, these panels help protect the user against the elements during the showering process and provide privacy when clothing needs to be removed.
  • Wireless monitoring ensures that in the event of an activation, responders are alerted instantly. Particularly useful for remote locations.
  • Drain sumps are designed to drain potentially contaminated used water from the shower and eye wash and are also effective to minimise slip hazards in the area.
  • Doors and strip screens provide privacy whilst showering and help to prevent over-spray.
  • Syphon dump valve automatically replenishes a proportion of the water in the tank on a regular basis to ensure the tank remains clean and reduces the risk of bacteria growth.
  • Sun shields protect the water in the tank from the effects of heat transfer by conduction.

4. Supply of tepid water whatever the climate

The tank shower models can be supplied with an immersion heater and insulation to prevent freezing, or insulated only for hot climates to ensure a steady temperature is maintained.

Cooling options or heaters are necessary to ensure the provision of tepid water in extreme cold or hot climates. Flameproof chillers, non-flameproof chillers, and the award-winning Hughes Zero Power Cooler®, we have a cooling option to fit every application.

5. Durable construction

The polyethylene tank and GRP panelling allow for high corrosion and UV resistance, while the tank shower frames are built to California earthquake code.

6. British made

Manufactured at our factory in the UK, the emergency tank showers are built to a proven design and have a long life. We’re also proud to have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures our services meet the needs of clients through an effective quality management system.

7. Simple to operate

The walk-on foot panel and panic bar activation allow for quick and simple operation in an emergency.

8. Lidded eye/face wash

Keeps bowl free from contaminants such as dust and debris from the surrounding environment.

9. External test handle

Weekly activation of your safety showers and eye/face wash units is paramount to ensure that all emergency equipment is operating properly. The external handle on our emergency tank showers enables quick and easy activation without you getting soaked!

10. Product after-care

The benefits of buying a Hughes emergency tank shower doesn’t stop after the initial purchase. We also offer comprehensive service plans to ensure your equipment is fully operational if needed in an emergency. In addition, we now offer on-site legionella tests with accurate, reliable results that can be provided in just 25 minutes allowing for a speedy response plan if necessary. Read more about the risks and how to manage them.


For challenging locations and applications, emergency tank showers are the ideal solution. With a Hughes tank shower, you can expect high quality manufacturing with the ability to tailor your safety shower solution to your specific needs. 

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