ANSI Z358.1-2014 Recommedations

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To heat or not to heat? That is the question

Safety officers and purchasing/facility managers now have to be mindful of the fact that it is no longer an option to give their workforce cold water safety showers direct from the mains. The right decision can therefore be difficult to make about what safety equipment they actually need for purpose.

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Three Nozzle Eyebath for Total Decontamination

GEB3 Eyebath gives automatic access to three diffuser nozzles which avoids contaminants being driven into the optic system.

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Mobile Safety Shower with Chiller

The Mobile Bowser range is now available with a fixed chiller unit for hot climates, giving 15 minutes guaranteed cooled water drench time.

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ANSI Z358.1-2014

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Ensure continuous water supply delivering 76 litres of per minute for 15 minutes
  • Deliver Tepid Water (16 Deg C – 38 Deg C), to prevent thermal shock and ensure  casualties can use the shower for the full duration
  • Installed so the shower head is between 208 – 244cm from the floor
  • Safety Showers must be located within 10 seconds/15 metres of a potential hazard
  • Safety Showers must be located on the same level as the hazard and the path should be free of obstructions. Any doors that have to be negotiated must not have a lock and must open in the direction of travel towards the shower
  • The unit should be well lit and identified with a highly visible sign
  • All units to be activated weekly to flush the line and verify proper operation and ensure flushing fluid is available
  • All units must be inspected annually to assure conformance to above standard
  • Stay-open valve (hands-free) activates in one second or less
  • Eye wash heads positioned between 84-114cm from the floor
  • Combination unit components shall be positioned so that the components may be used simultaneously by the same user
  • All employees who may be subject to exposure to hazardous materials must be trained in the use and also the locations of the unit