Eye wash facilities and eye wash stations are commonly found in factories, warehouses, workshops, chemical plants, foundries, petrol stations, garages, laboratories, or other workplace where hazardous chemicals are used. When it comes to eye injuries, it is important that you have eye washing facilities close by for the health and safety of everyone. By acting fast to emergency eye injuries you could prevent further damage to the eye.
RS have a great range of first aid supplies including eye wash kits and emergency equipment to meet all your safety requirements.
What are eyewash kits used for?
Eyewash stations are intended for use where eyes have come into contact with corrosive or hazardous substances. They work by flooding the affected area with water for as long as possible – more than a quick rinse. This flushes away the detrimental material and prevents more injury from occurring. People working on a task should be made aware of where the eyewash is in case of an emergency.
Types of emergency eyewash kits
Eye wash stations can be found in variety of installation options including:
- Wall mountable - including trigger operated shower units and eye wash stations containing bottles of sterile eye wash and sterile eye dressings
- Floor eye wash stations - shower with body spray including eyebath and facewash fountain
- Pedestal and portable designs - portable eye wash kits in various bottle sizes, can store eye washing solution safely for up to six months, after which they must be replaced to protect from infection