SAFETY AT WORK - Emergency eyewash
The installation of the emergency eyewash is particularly recommended in the chemical, petroleum, agricultural, iron and steel, pharmaceutical, construction, etc. sectors.
Designed for a long duration over time, scrupulously following the Italian and international regulations in force with particular attention to functionality and the choice of materials.
To guarantee workers the best safety conditions within the work area, the rules require that there be installed equipment permanently connected to the water mains which allow quick eye washing, the supply must be maintained for a minimum of 15 minutes leaving your hands free.
The standards expressly state that when workers are handling dangerous chemical substances, the emergency appliances must be placed in the immediate vicinity of the potential danger.
Shall also provide:
- that the eyewash fountains must have an aerated washing liquid flow rate of not less than 6 litres/minute
- that the power supply must ensure an operating pressure of 2 to 5 bar and the areas where the emergency appliances are installed must be suitably lit.
- that the water temperature in order to allow easy use must be between 20°C and 35°C. A suitable water heating system must be provided for this purpose.
The emergency eyewash where unattended must be equipped with alarm systems that allow to determine when the emergency unit is activated.
It is very important to prepare a periodic control plan to verify the functioning of the eyewashes and to avoid the proliferation of bacteria in the water that has been standing still for a long time.
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