Which regulations and recommendations apply to safety showers and eye wash units?
To create a safe work environment, there are a number of national and European regulations and recommendations regarding safety shower equipment.
Below are some of the points addressed in various regulations and recommendations:
- Location and accessibility of equipment
- Handling and activation of emergency equipment
- Amount of water, flow and possible drainage
- Good water quality
- Temperate water, bacterial growth
- The environment where the emergency shower equipment is located (corrosion, low temperatures)
- Signs, warning labels and warning signals
- Procedures, training and written documentation
- Control and maintenance
FSP-Tech®'s safety shower equipment fulfil all requirements according to Swedish and European regulations.
AFS 1997:7 First aid and crisis support (§9, §10)
AFS 2020:1 Workplace design (§161-§163)
EN 15154-1* Safety showers connected to water mains in laboratories
EN 15154-2* Eye wash units with fixed connection to water mains
EN 15154-3* Safety showers not permanently connected to water mains
EN 15154-4* Eye wash units not permanently connected to water mains
EN 15154-5* Safety showers permanently connected to water mains in places other than laboratories
EN 15154-6* Multi-nozzle safety showers permanently connected to water mains in places other than laboratories
* The EN regulations are available for download at Swedish Institute for Standards