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Benefit from the updated STD-40K/45G mobile safety shower

Ensuring you have the right emergency safety equipment can be challenging, especially if your site does not have easy access to a clean potable water supply. Water pressure can also be an issue for a lot of sites.

For a lot of locations, portable emergency safety showers and face/eyewash stations are essential. If installation measures for a plumbed in unit cannot be met, portable equipment can provide immediate access, guaranteeing worker safety.

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The Importance of Tepid Water

The European standards, BS EN15154 and the international standard for safety showers and eye/face wash equipment, ANSI Z358.1-2014 specify that water delvered by an emergency safety shower must be tepid and is vital to ensuring worker safety.

Safety showers provide immediate relief for employees splashed with hazardous chemicals. However, a safety shower that operates outside of the tepid water range can cause more harm to a victim

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Enhancing Safety at Outokumpu

Outokumpu are the global leader in stainless steel, boasting the widest product portfolio in the market. With 100 years of expertise in metals and mining, they aim to become the best value creator in stainless steel.

Their Sheffield facility has different process lines with varying mixtures of acids and caustics, bulk storage areas and effluent treatment. To ensure workers who could be exposed to any of these hazardous substances have access to quality and functional safety showers and eye/face wash equiment, they decided they needed to replace their old safety shower models.

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Diminishing the risks at data storage centres

Data storage centre sites store computing and networking equipment for the purpose of collecting, storing, processing, distributing or allowing access to large amounts of data. It's essential to ensure that these sites conform to health and safety guidelines and workers are safe.

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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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