How to activate a safety shower or eye/face wash

You’ve purchased a safety shower or eye/face wash, the unit has been installed according to ANSI and EN standards, within 20 metres or 10 seconds reach of the hazard, is easily identifiable and free from obstructions.

Do all employees know where to find these units? Do they know how to activate a safety shower or eye wash in an emergency? European and International standards outline recommended performance requirements for industrial safety showers which includes a focus on ensuring personnel who may be exposed to hazardous materials are instructed on the safe and proper use of the emergency safety equipment and advised of its location.

Watch the video to see the different activation types:

 

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