Emergency shower stations are installed in workplaces that deal with hazardous chemicals on a regular basis. These stations are designed to quickly decontaminate the eyes, faces and bodies of workers who are exposed to caustic or corrosive chemicals. The initial 10-15 seconds after exposure to hazardous chemicals can be the difference between minor harm and severe injury. Along with decontamination, emergency showers can be used to extinguish clothing fires quickly.
A well maintained and fully functioning emergency shower system is crucial to protect your workers and avoid fines. Because of the health risks posed in certain industries, emergency showers must be inspected annually and activated weekly to ensure they are in adherence with Australian Standard AS4775-2007.