Safety showers are designed to alleviate the damage caused by exposure to chemical substances that could cause harm to an individual. If your industry or sector that comes into regular contact with chemical substances, it is important you have the right equipment and training in place in the event of a chemical accident. The moment a corrosive chemical comes into contact with skin, it begins to cause tissue damage, with the damage becoming more serious every second. Emergency showers are normally the first method to remove hazardous substances and can easily prevent any further damage occurring due to contamination.
Many industries and workplaces are frequently exposed to chemical and corrosive substances. These workplaces should have precautionary equipment in place in case of a chemical incident, such as an emergency chemical safety shower. Common workplaces exposed to chemical substances include:
If you work with chemicals in one of these industries, or similar and have the risk of a significant chemical splash but do not have access to a safety shower(s), you should speak to your Health and Safety officer. In accordance with regulations (EN15154 Standards), emergency safety showers must be within a 10-second walk away from the area containing corrosive substances.
In the event of accidental contact with a corrosive chemical can you get to your emergency shower in 10 seconds, in accordance with the EN15154 standards? If not consider our portable showers - they can go wherever the risk goes!
Emergency safety showers must be easy to operate. If you are unsure how to operate your particular equipment at work, ask your Health and Safety officer or co-ordinator for direction. Other important things to consider when using chemical safety showers:
Diphex are a leading supplier of products for emergency chemical first aid & decontamination. We offer a range of chemical decontamination products including portable full body showers - Diphoterine® for all irritant and corrosive chemicals (except HF) and Hexafluorine® designed specifically to manage the corrosive and toxic risks of Hydrofluoric Acid and Fluorides in acidic media.
Fully autonomous portable safety shower. The ideal product for all areas on site. Particularly useful for personnel working on mezzanine floors, in isolated areas, or working in areas with restricted access.
This equipment makes it possible to decontaminate a person, from head to toe, in the event of a chemical splash to the whole of the body. The micronised spray ensures a non-aggressive decontamination of the skin. The 5l shower has a diffusion time of around 5 minutes.
Fully autonomous portable safety shower. This shower can safely decontaminate head to toe following a splash of Hydrofluoric Acid or any fluorides in an acidic media. Hexafluorine® can effectively bind both the corrosive H+ ion and the toxic fluoride ions.
The micronised spray ensures a non-aggressive decontamination of the skin. The 5l shower has a diffusion time of around 5 minutes.