Exposure of workers to hazardous substances in the workplace, particularly corrosives and alkalis also occurs on many remote and mobile worksites. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds may result in severe injury.
Access to an emergency shower in these circumstances to provide immediate on the spot decontamination to flush away substances that can cause injury is crucial. However, a plumbed or pumped potable flushing fluid source is not always available to allow emergency fixtures to be connected, potentially leaving workers and employers exposed to risk.
It was from research and deep insight gained into these remote industrial applications that the need for mobile self- contained emergency shower solutions was validated. Further research also identified that different energy sources were also required as was a variety of mobility options.