Safety Equipment for Waste Industries

Hughes Tank Showers are widely used throughout industry and particularly popular where there is no convenient mains water supply. The internationally accepted ANSI standard states that in the event of an accident, a casualty should not have to walk for more than 10 seconds to reach an Emergency Shower. The larger models in the Hughes range, 1200 litres and above, store sufficient water to provide the 15 minutes showering recommended in the internationally accepted ANSI Z 358.1 2014 standard.

In addition to Tank Showers, Hughes manufactures a wide range of Safety Showers and Eye wash units suitable for use indoors and outside. There’s a model for every type of working environment and all are built to the highest standards for optimum performance and reliability.


For large sites and in remote locations Hughes has developed a variety of solutions. Mobile Bowser Showers with capacities of 1200 or 2000 litres can be filled with potable water by hose then towed to the desired location. The electrical pump and thermostat controlled heater for maintaining a safe water temperature can be powered from the mains or a portable generator.

Pressurised eye and facewash water canisters with hose connected hand showers can be stationed at strategic points to provide immediate first aid in the event of an accident. A small Mobile Safety Shower with its own storage tank is also available. This can incorporate an integral eye/facewash which has a lid that covers the bowl until it is in use, protecting from contamination.