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What is Electrolysed Water?

The new PORTAdec™ 500 portable decontamination misting shower from Hughes is designed to be used with an "appropriate disinfectant" solution in order to prevent the spread of COVID that may be present on a person's PPE or clothing. Hughes recommends the use of hypochlorous acid. Sounds scary doesn't it? The more welcoming term for this disinfectant is electrolysed water, but what is it and is it effective?

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Ensuring safety in the ever-growing e-liquid industry

Vaping has made its mark as one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st century. With the number of vapers globally climbing from just 7 million in 2011 to a staggering 41 million in 2018 and a market worth an estimated £15.5 billion, it’s unsurprising that new vape liquid manufacturers are popping up every day.

To ensure that your e-liquid production facility conforms to health and safety guidelines and your workers are safe, it’s important to invest in EN and ANSI compliant showers and eye/face wash equipment.

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Learning to be Lean

Chris March-Jones, Head of Continuous Improvement EMEA at Justrite, is using the principal of Lean manufacturing to improve the way we work at Hughes.

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How can I control the risk of Legionella in my emergency safety showers and eye wash units?

Every employer has a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, this specifically includes controlling the risks from a range of hazardous substances, including Legionella bacteria.

Failure to implement proper control systems or risk assessments can lead to heavy fines and huge reputational damage. Negligence alone is enough for a duty holder to be prosecuted

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Winning Has Never Looked So Cool

Hughes are thrilled to have won the EIC award for Innovation for the Hughes Zero Power Cooler®! The prestigious award ceremony took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on 3rd October 2019 to celebrate the successes of the EIC Member companies through the Survive and Thrive Awards.

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Hygiene facilities vs Safety Showers

Health and Safety guidelines surrounding hazardous substances and decontamination can often be vague. Guidelines often recommend the provision of 'hygiene facilities' or 'washing facilities' to ensure potentially harmful substances are removed before a worker moves on to another task or finishes work for the day. However, an ordinary shower or sink is not always enough to achieve complete decontamination, especially in the event of an accidental spill or splash.

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Surviving and Thriving

The third EIC Survive and Thrive Insight Report is out! This report summarises key findings for industry and for the government, with case studies of 25 ‘success story’ companies. Hughes are proud to have been included as one of these companies covering our innovation, the Hughes Zero Power Cooler.

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