For companies that work with corrosive chemicals, safety is paramount. Accidental exposures can occur even with all the right precautions in place. To minimise damage and to keep the workplace safe for employees, installing easily accessible safety equipment is necessary.
A common but important consideration for employees that work with chemicals is eye and face safety.
Employees can get exposed to contaminants in a variety of different ways — dirt, dust and other chemicals can get blown into their eyes; their gloves can sometimes absorb spilled chemicals which might then come into contact with their eyes.
To reduce the impact of safety hazards like these, eye and face wash stations are required. These are designed to thoroughly clean and rinse the users’ eyes in the event of contamination, preventing potentially severe damage.
Speakman eye wash stations are capable of rinsing out both eyes with a powerful stream of water for an extended period of time — 12 litres per minute at the very least, as specified by AS 4775-2007 Australian safety standards.
Emergency Eye Wash Stations — Important Considerations
In the event of a chemical spill or eye contamination, time is of the essence. The first 10 to 15 seconds are crucial as damage to the eyes starts immediately after exposure. To prevent as much harm as possible, employees need to know exactly where the safety equipment is located and when it might be required.
That said, time and placement are two crucial considerations to make. The Speakman range comes with various placement options:
Depending on the model you choose, you get features such as:
Extended hose for better accessibility
Aerated water stream — provides a scrubbing action that removes contaminants from delicate areas more efficiently. This is important as harsh streams of water might embed injurious material into the eyes.
Flow control, and more.
Browse Our Range of Safety Eye Wash Equipment Below
We stock industry-leading workplace safety equipment right from PPE to cabinets designed for the storage of dangerous goods and corrosive chemicals. Browse our range of emergency eye and face wash equipment below.