Emergency Shower

Emergency Shower

Emergency shower & Eyewash are essential to wash off on the spot contamination from accidents. In some jobs or work areas, the hazard may only happening limited to the worker's face and eyes. In this situation, an eyewash station is a device functioned as worker protection. Occasionally the worker may risk part or full body contact with a chemical. Emergency showers and eyewash stations provide on-the-spot decontamination which allows workers to flush away risky substances that can cause injury.


The need of emergency showers and eyewash is based on the chemicals that workers use and the tasks they do in the workplace. KK Lab Supplies provides emergency shower and eyewash with set, or separate by emergency shower or eyewash only. Clients may choose our emergency shower and eyewash set either with or without paddle.

The combination unit of emergency shower and eyewash has the ability to flush any part of the body or entire body. It is the most protective device and useful in situations where a worker who were in extreme pain or shock from an injury which may not be able to follow directions. The first 10 – 15 seconds after exposure to hazardous substance is critical, any delay in treatment may cause serious injury. Emergency showers can also be used to extinguishing clothing fires or for flushing contaminants off clothing.

It is important to know that emergency showers are designed to flush the user's head and body but not used to flush the user's eyes because the water flow could damage the eyes in some instances. Eyewash stations are designed to flush the eye and face area only when emergency happened.

The Importance of Emergency Shower for Occupational Health and Hazard Management

An emergency shower as the name implies is a shower that's used as a form of emergency first aid to limit the results of any accidental exposure to corrosive substances such as formaldehyde, sulfuric acid (battery acid), Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric acid and many more. This is a requirement by to any workplace that their workers may be exposed to these chemicals. Companies who don't comply with the guidelines can pay a hefty fine.

The emergency shower is usually installed together with an emergency eyewash station.

The Importance of an Emergency Shower

In an event of a chemical accident, it is important that it is quickly washed away to prevent any permanent damage to the person. Once someone has been exposed to a harmful chemical, it needs to be treated within a few seconds. With this in mind, an emergency shower should be installed within more or less 55 feet of the chemical danger so that in an event of an accident, the person can quickly access the shower.

Flushing down a chemical with tepid water can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how corrosive the chemical is.

The Proper Way of Using the Emergency Shower

Proper training on how to properly use an emergency shower should be given to workers who handle or are in close vicinity of any corrosive and dangerous chemicals. But here are the basic steps in the correct way of using the shower.

  • When contamination has occurred, quickly run to
  • Remove all of your clothes, including jewellery. It might be uncomfortable for you, but it's needed especially if your clothes have been soaked with the chemical.
  • Pull the lever, and the shower should release water at a specific rate and volume as specified with the regulation.
  • Stay under the shower for at least 15 minutes to make sure that all chemicals have been flushed out.