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It is no accident that emergency vehicles have flashing lights and sirens. The purpose of these is to snap people out of their normal state and let them know that there is an emergency in progress. When it comes to responding to chemical accidents the same theory holds true. Having a flashing light and siren go off when you activate an emergency shower and eyewash lets other people around you know that an emergency is in progress and that assistance is needed.
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Emergencies come with flashing lights and sirens!

It is no accident that emergency vehicles have flashing lights and sirens. The purpose of these is to snap people out of their normal state and let them know that there is an emergency in progress. When it comes to responding to chemical accidents the same theory holds true. Having a flashing light and siren go off when you activate an emergency shower and eyewash lets other people around you know that an emergency is in progress and that assistance is needed.

This is particularly important in the following circumstances:

  1. When on a large industrial site where other people may be far away. (Note: alarms can be configured to alert a control room also)
  2. When working in remote locations with few people around, such as a tank filling point that may be away from the main buildings.
  3. When working with corrosive chemicals than could lead to severe burns. Often the patient will need assistance to remove clothing.

Guardian Safety’s combination strobe light and alarm horn has a remote sensing switch that automatically activates when an emergency shower or eyewash is turned on. Sound output is adjustable from 0 to 100dB at 3m and can be connected to automatically alert a monitoring system.

Usable both indoors and outdoors, an audio visual alarm will take your emergency shower and eyewash to the next level!

If you’d like any advice and what the standards required and how you can help your clients meet that standards, then talk to the team at Dalton International on 0800 323 223, email enquiries@dilnz.co.nz  or visit us online at www.daltoninternational.co.nz.