Legionella is given its marching orders by Showers & Eyebaths Services
For engineers and operatives working out on-site in extreme temperatures it is vital that they have immediate and easy access to emergency tank shower units if they become exposed to hazardous substances.
With the elements naturally heating and cooling the water held in the overhead tanks, if not tested or replaced frequently there is always the risk of Legionella bacterium forming.
In order to solve this problem, Showers & Eyebaths Services Ltd has introduced a unit which provides a viable and effective non-chemical water treatment.
Craig Yates, managing director of Showers & Eyebaths said: “In very hot countries, where the water supply is exposed to extreme heat, the water would be heated naturally by the sun to a dangerously high temperature and then cooled as the sun goes down. These conditions are a haven for bacteria.
“Employers have a legal duty of care to ensure the safety of their employees. Therefore, workers who have to use the emergency showers need to be confident that the problem is not made worse by being doused in contaminated water.
“Normally tank showers have to be tested on a regular basis and cleaned out regularly. Not only does this waste valuable water resources but when units are sited miles from anywhere, the manpower required to carry out the testing undoubtedly affects running costs.”
The new HClenz unit will remove the risk of Legionella and other dangerous pathogenic bacteria. Although it won’t regulate water temperature, it will enable water to be stored at higher temperature and maintenance levels will be drastically reduced. Each unit lasts for 12 months and can be retrofitted.
Showers & Eyebaths Services Ltd manufactures and installs professional and innovative emergency safety showers, eyebaths, decontamination units, mobile safety showers and eyebaths and shower coolers. Its products are used worldwide by the oil, chemical and water industries. Schools, universities, hospitals and individuals who come into contact with materials and substances that can cause harm to eyes, hands and skin, also use its products. The head office and manufacturing facility is based in St Helens, Merseyside.