Standards and directives
Damages to body and eyes
Caustic acid and other dangerous substances can cause serious damage. When an accident occurs it is important that safety equipment is close at hand and it is of utmost importance that rinsing is done immediately after exposure to a dangerous substance. A delayed “first aid” treatment may cause serious damages. Examples of hazards for eyes and skin are chemical substances, acidic or alkaline fluids, mechanical damages, hot substances and fluids.
How shall we then know in which environment and where emergency safety showers and emergency eyewashes should be located? Safety showers is to be installed in close range of persons working in a potentially hazardous area according to the EU standard and within no more than 10 seconds reach according to ANSI standard. With the help of recommendations issued by the European Committee for Standardization and American National Standard Institute we can receive information and knowledge. Also about responsibilities and demands which are relevant to the work environment where first aid and safety equipment is necessary.
International directives and standards
New knowledge about risks and changes in work life as well as updated directives mean continuous work to develop existing directives. Our eye- and safety showers fulfil the demands in the European Standard for Emergency Safety Showers EN 15154-1, 2, 3 & 4*:latest edition (European Committee for Standardization) and the American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment ANSI/ISEA Norm Z358.1-latest edition (American National Standard Institute). The ANSI/ISEA Norm Z358.1 establishes minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment for the emergency treatment of the eyes or body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials. It covers the following types of equipment: emergency showers, eyewashes, eye/face washes, and combination units. This standard also includes performance and use requirements for personal wash units and drench hoses, which are considered supplemental to emergency eyewash and shower equipment.
*More information about part 1-4 for EN 15154:
Part 1: Plumbed-in body showers for laboratories
Part 2: Plumbed-in eye wash units
Part 3: Non plumbed-in body showers
Part 4: Non plumbed-in eyewash units
Summary of laws and regulations for emergency safety showers and eyewashes
Body shower capacity and requirements
In accordance with ANSI/ISEA Norm Z358.
In accordance with EN 15154
Eye- & facewash capacity and requirements
In accordance with ANSI/ISEA Norm Z358.1
In accordance with EN 15154
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It is very important that the safety shower and/or eyewash is tested regurlarly.
If you have any questions regarding regulations and directives, you are welcome to contact us at Krusman on +46-(0)21 14 92 00. We will do our best to help you.