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5 Things to Look For When Choosing An Eyewash Station

Chemical eye burns don’t stop burning. These burns are unlike impact or abrasion, where the damage takes place in an instant. Chemical burns keep on doing harm until the hazardous substance is removed from the eye. 

Eyewash stations are an essential part of a first response solution to chemical exposure. If an individual’s face, eyes or surrounding areas come in contact with a dangerous substance whilst at the workplace, eyewash units can help flush away the irritants.

Where there is the risk of individuals coming in contact with hazardous substances, eyewash stations must be readily available and easily accessible. Eyewash stations are mandatory under Work Health and Safety regulations. 

CHOOSING AN EYEWASH STATION FOR YOUR WORKPLACE

There are a few essential factors to consider when choosing an eyewash station. When evaluating the different types of eyewash stations, think about your workers’ profiles. You also need to consider the most high-risk areas for a potential incident. Eyewash installations need a dedicated water source. So, it pays to determine the consistency of water quality and pressure. 

Eyewash stations must be easy to access. This is especially given that the individual may not be able to see well and could be panicking. Eyewash stations must provide easy operation under challenging circumstances, working on demand when required. 

Apart from these factors, here are five things to look for when choosing an eyewash that you may not have considered: 

#1 FREESTANDING

Freestanding eyewash stations offer far more flexibility in terms of placement than a bench or counter-mounted eyewash stations.

#2 SELF-DRAINING DESIGN 

Choosing an eyewash station with a self-draining design reduces bacteria risk. This is particularly useful in tepid water applications.

#3 SOFT AERATED FLOW

Ideally, look for an eyewash station offering an option for soft aerated flow. The eyes are sensitive parts of the body and need extra care when flushing them.

#4 AUSTRALIAN MADE

Choosing an eyewash station that has an Australian design and make optimal. This can give you peace of mind that you are buying a quality, compliant product.

#5 COMPLIES WITH AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

Ensure the eyewash station you choose complies with Australian Standards AS4775 and ANSI Z358.1.

ECOSPILL EYEWASH STATIONS 

Ecospill offers a quality range of emergency eyewash stations and units. These include freestanding pedestal units, in combination showers, wall-mount units and portable options. Below are two of our most popular choices for workplace eyewash stations:

ENWARE FREESTANDING HAND/FOOT OPERATED EYEWASH STATION

This freestanding eyewash station is both hand and foot-operated. It is Australian designed and made from stainless steel for superior durability and reliability. Its self-draining design reduces bacteria risk, particularly in tepid water applications.

  • Soft aerated flow
  • Auto-open dust covers
  • Stainless Steel bowl, hand actuator and stay-open ball valve
  • Highly-visible yellow powder-coated push handle
  • Compliant with AS4775 and ANSI Z 358.1

ENWARE FREESTANDING HAND OPERATED EYEWASH STATION

This freestanding eyewash station is hand-operated only. It is Australian designed and made from stainless steel for superior durability and reliability. Its self-draining design reduces bacteria risk, particularly in tepid water applications.

  • Push activated eyewash
  • Soft aerated flow
  • Auto-open dust covers
  • Stainless Steel bowl, hand actuator and stay-open ball valve
  • Highly-visible yellow powder-coated push handle
  • Compliant with AS4775 and ANSI Z 358.1

BECAUSE EVERY SECOND COUNTS

If an exposure incident occurs, you need to know that your eyewash unit will deploy the very second you need it to. A delay of just a few seconds can mean the difference between an irritation or a significant burn injury. With Ecospill, you can have peace of mind. All our eyewash stations comply with Australian Standards. They are manufactured in Australia, to the highest quality. 

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