Male worker in high vis under an activated emergency tank shower

Emergency Tank Showers Specified for Major Water Utility Companies

Hughes emergency tank shower in operation by worker in high vis

Personnel within the water utilities industry are often exposed to remote and demanding environments due to the dangerous chemicals, such as sulphites and chloride, used in water treatment. To protect the safety of the workforce International and European standards state that emergency safety equipment should be installed within 10 seconds’ reach and on the same level as a potential hazard. However, due to the remote nature of water treatment sites the provision of emergency safety showers able to deliver tepid water can be challenging.

The 1500L Emergency Tank Shower from Hughes is the perfect solution. Designed to meet and exceed ANSI standards, this immersion heated 1500 litre emergency tank shower provides tepid water for over 15 minutes at a guaranteed flow of 76 litres per minute, even when there is no mains water supply.

    • Integral immersion heater, controlled by a dual thermostat, ensuring the provision of tepid water
    • Low pressure shower rose delivers large quantities of water in an even pattern that is noninjurous to the user
    • Thermal insulation assists in maintaining the water at a tepid temperature in all climates
    • Instant activation by panic bar or optional foot panel


Major water utilities companies across the UK - including Thames Water, Scottish Water, United Utilities and Welsh Water - specify emergency tank showers from Hughes for their site and it’s not difficult to see why:

Manufacturing Excellence for 50 Years
An unfortunate accident led John D. Hughes to set-up what is now Europe’s largest manufacturer of emergency safety showers, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment. With 2018 just around the corner we will soon be celebrating 50 years in the industry.

Design Distinction
Backed by a team of technical experts, Hughes has a strong track record in engineering, design, manufacture and business. Our engineers utilize the latest SolidWorks® CAD software to produce customized solutions for our customers across all industries.

Optional Fittings
There is a wide array of optional extras to tailor your equipment towards your specific site safety needs. Whether it is high visibility paint, beacons or alarms to alert other workers to the shower’s operation, choosing the right optional fittings for your shower is the ideal way to get the best safety system for your facility.

Service and Support
A Hughes Service Contract gives you complete peace of mind and can be organised at regular intervals of 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. All Hughes service engineers are fully trained in servicing and maintaining all models of safety showers and eye/face wash units so whatever your requirements we can help you feel safe in the knowledge that your emergency equipment is properly maintained.

Compliance to ANSI and BS EN Standards
Providing uniform minimum requirements for the performance, use, installation, testing, maintenance and training of emergency equipment. View our helpful summary of the ANSI standard.


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