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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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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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Self-contained and resilient, emergency tank showers are suitable for all climates and locations, and often the simplest and most comprehensive way to stay compliant. But what sets the Hughes emergency tank shower apart from others on the market? We've started with ten reasons, but we could go on and on!
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During these exceptional circumstances we want to reassure you that Hughes Safety Showers are adapting to this challenging situation to ensure we can continue to support and ensure the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and distributors. Read more here.
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First responders, governments and the military have a duty to plan and prepare for the protection of the public in the event of an accident, disaster or attack using chemical, nuclear or biological agents. But what protects the emergency responder?
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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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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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The series of standards on emergency safety showers installed on industrial and logistics sites, EN15154, have recently been updated to include “Part 5: water overhead body showers for sites other than laboratories”.
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Industries worldwide rely on the steady supply of minerals and metals harvested by the mining industry such as coal, iron ore, bauxite, and potash. Though the final products of mining may not be hazardous, there are many chemical risks that mine workers are exposed to daily.
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It’s important to know how seasonal weather changes affect your safety equipment, especially if placed outdoors. With winter approaching, are your safety showers ready?

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