Laboratory taps and emergency equipment | Carlos Arboles
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Laboratory taps and emergency equipment | Carlos Arboles

Decontamination showers

In industrial sectors where hazardous materials or substances are used, it is advisable to install decontamination showers. In this way, if a worker suffers an emergency situation, it is possible to intervene quickly and efficiently, guaranteeing their safety.

What are decontamination showers?

Decontamination showers are used to protect the physical integrity of workers from hazardous substances. This ensures that the entire body of the worker is decontaminated to avoid any type of contamination or chemical burns.

Where safety showers are located

The location of safety showers is important for their effectiveness. They should be located 8 to 10 metres away from the workplace with hazardous products. Workers should have easy and unobstructed access to them. The location and use should be properly explained to workers.

How to use decontamination showers

The operation of decontamination showers must be reliable and simple. Decontamination showers must be used properly by workers in the event of any kind of accident involving hazardous substances. For this purpose, they must be trained in the correct use of this equipment in case of emergency.

What maintenance is required

The person in charge of each workplace where there is a decontamination shower will designate a person responsible for its maintenance. This person will be in charge of checking that inspections are carried out correctly and at the scheduled intervals, as well as being the person who keeps the completed inspection sheets.

Safety shower regulations

There are various regulations governing the use and installation of safety showers. At Spanish and European level, we find the UNE-EN 15154 standard that indicates how emergency showers should be. It is also important that the workspace has the correct signage for safety showers, thus complying with Royal Decree 485/1997.

Carlos Árboles, the best emergency showers

We offer all types of emergency showers so that you can choose the one that best suits your industry. You have many options to minimise the physical damage to the affected worker and avoid major problems. We will advise you to find the emergency shower that best suits your needs, so that you can make the best use of it and make the most of its possibilities.

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