For companies that work with corrosive chemicals, safety is paramount. Accidental exposure can occur even with all the right precautions in place. To minimise damage and to keep the workplace safe for employees, installing emergency eye wash stations is necessary.
In the event that chemicals come into contact with the eyes, 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, you need the right equipment in an easily accessible location, with employees trained in how to use it.
Extensive Options & Features for Maximum Safety
Speakman stations come with a range of features, for quality you can depend on. The range offers various mounting options, allowing you to choose the best placement of the unit for your workplace:
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.
Why Safety Matters
Employees can be exposed to contaminants in a variety of different ways — dirt, dust and other chemicals can get blown into their eyes, or their gloves may 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 an absolute must. These units 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.