The multi emergency shower unit incorporates a standard external frame with cubicle (without door) and the emergency shower/eye wash fitted within, the door is removed in order to comply with the ANSI Z358.1-2014 standard.
Welfare Habitat: Hot water shower unit
The ANSI z358.1-2014 standard establishes a universal minimum performance and use requirements for all eyewash and drench shower equipment used for the treatment of the eyes, face, and body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials and chemicals. The ANSI z358.1 eyewash standard was first implemented in 1981. The standard was modified in 1990, 1998, 2004, 2009, and 2014. equipment that falls under this standard includes drench showers, eyewash, eye/face wash, portable eyewash, and combination eyewash & drench shower units. the ANSI z358.1 standard also covers equipment performance and use requirements for personal wash units and drench hoses, which are considered to be supplemental equipment to emergency eyewash and drench shower units. In addition to performance and use requirements, the ANSI z358.1 standard also provides uniform requirements for testing procedures, employee training, and maintenance of flushing equipment.
Emergency Shower/eye wash location
THE ANSI STANDARD STATES THAT ALL FLUSHING EQUIPMENT MUST BE LOCATED IN AREAS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE WITHIN 10 SECONDS (ROUGHLY 55 FEET). THIS IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO IN THE INDUSTRY AS THE 10 SECOND RULE. BEST PRACTICES ARE TO USE A STOP WATCH FROM YOUR HAZARDOUS AREAS AND DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE THE PROPER FLUSHING FLUID LOCATED WITHIN 10 SECONDS. KEEP IN MIND THAT AN INJURED WORKER MAY NEED ADDITIONAL TIME TO REACH THE FLUSHING STATIONS, AS THE SEVERITY OF THEIR INJURY WILL DICTATE. IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGHLY CORROSIVE CHEMICALS, CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO INSTALL THE FLUSHING EQUIPMENT MUCH CLOSER TO THE HAZARD. BE CAUTIOUS OF ELECTRICAL SUPPLY PANELS THAT MAY BE WITHIN “SPLASHING DISTANCE” SUCH AS CHARGING STATIONS FOR FORKLIFTS AND OTHER BATTERY-OPERATED MACHINERY.