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Be prepared for hurricane season

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The official Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and ends on November 30 and has the potential to cause widespread disruption along the Gulf Coast. Significant damage has already been reported across Mexico and the Gulf Coast of the United States in the wakes of Tropical Storm Claudette and Danny. 

Are you prepared for power outages or interrupted water supplies affecting the performance of your plumbed-in safety showers? With self-contained safety showers and eye washes on stand-by you have immediate back up to ensure you can remain compliant and keep workers safe whilst staying up and running.

Tank showers

If a loss of water supply, or unreliable water pressure, is a potential risk for your site Hughes recommend emergency tank showers when looking at purchasing safety showers: 

1200 liter tank shower and 2000 liter tank shower

  • No need for a plumbed in connection
  • Frames built to California earthquake code
  • ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 compliant
  • Suitable for hazardous areas
  • Flow rate of 20 US Gallons per minute (76 liters/minute)
  • Provides water at correct pressure and temperature even in remote locations
  • Suitable for all climates – immersion heated and jacketed models available plus optional chillers for hot climates

Mobile self-contained safety showers

For the ideal standby solution, in the event of plumbed-in showers going out of action, consider mobile self-contained safety showers:


  • Delivers a constant flow of water for 2 minutes
  • Corrosion resistant, polypropylene-lined pressurized cylinder
  • Removable insulated (for frost and solar protection) or heated (to prevent water within the tank freezing) jacketed models available


  • Designed in accordance with ANSI standards, provides a continuous flow of tepid water for over 15 minutes
  • An integral immersion heater, controlled by a dual safety thermostat, maintains the water at a constant temperature
  • Durable, chemical-resistant polyethylene tank

Self-contained eye washes

Perfect as a secondary safety measure to supplement fixed installation eye/face wash units, self-contained eye wash units can provide much needed decontamination in the event of interrupted or unreliable water supplies:

15GEW - 15 gallon pressurized eyewash station

  • Provides emergency eye washing for up to 15 minutes
  • Pop-off dust covers and push lever operation for ease of use
  • Pressure gauge and dual action safety valve prevent over pressurization and allow the user to vent the cylinder for cleaning and maintenance
  • Use integral ½-in (F) NPT connection to attach optional drench hose for decontamination of body parts subjected to minor exposure

OptiWash® - 10 gallon gravity-fed eye wash station

  • Delivery manifold drains unused water reducing the risk of stagnation
  • Simple to use with pull-down activation handle
  • Wall mounting bracket included
  • Meets ANSI Z358.1 requirements

16GFEW - 16 gallon gravity-fed eyewash station

  • Portable design with carrying handles and concealed mounting bracket make moving and relocating easy
  • Can be wall mounted or used on a bench or tabletop
  • Simple to use with pull-down activation handle
  • Meets ANSI Z358.1 requirements

Take action, get the right safety showers for you

You need to ensure that your safety showers are as robust as possible to ensure you can protect your workforce at all times. If you find yourself without a reliable water supply, ensure you’re able to continue working safely with no lost time or revenue.

Our sales team can help you find the right safety shower for your application, get in contact or request a quote today.


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