Protecting Emergency Safety Showers and Eye/Face Wash Equipment Through the Winter
Prolonged periods of sub zero conditions pose specific problems to Emergency Safety Showers and Eyebaths located outdoors. Frozen water within the pipes will not only render them inoperable, but will also damage the valves and pipework. Furthermore, when the temperature rises the ice will thaw which can cause flooding in the workplace resulting in additional damage to the surrounding area and equipment.
Certain Safety Showers and Eyebaths are designed specifically for outdoor use where sub-zero temperatures are expected. These showers are fitted with trace heating or fitted with immersion heaters. It is important to maintain power to these units to prevent the water inside freezing.
During periods of sub-zero conditions it is essential to follow these stringent safety checks:
If you require existing Safety Showers and Eye/Facewash Equipment to be replaced or you have expanded your operations and require additional equipment Hughes Safety Showers have specific products designed for use in these severe winter conditions:
Remember despite the winter conditions companies must still comply with health and safety legislation.
For free advice and on-site safety survey contact the Service Team on 0161 430 8070 or e-mail email@example.com