Battle of The Non-Plumbed Eyewashes
Emergency eyewashes are a critical first aid device for any company that uses corrosives or toxic substances. Having an eyewash within reach can be the difference between a near miss and permanent eye damage. But what if it is not practical to get plumbing to the area where the risk is?
We are often asked which option is better, The Tobin Eyewash System or a Portable Gravity Flow eyewash. Ultimately the answer comes down to personal preference and we offer both, but today we thought we’d set out the two options head-to-head so you can make an informed decision.
|Product||Tobin 5 Bottle Saline Eyewash||Aquaguard Gravity Flow Portable Eyewash|
|Product Code:||T124 (Refill bottles are T128)||G1540 (Bacteriostatic additive G1540BA-R)|
|Eyewash Time:||Total of 15 minutes (3 minutes per bottle)||Total of 15 minutes at 1.9lpm|
|Water sterility||Certified sterile||Water and bacteriostatic additive must be replaced every 6 months|
|Price guide (RRP):||T124: $207.00 + GST|
T128: $163.50 + GST
|G1540: $829.70 + GST
G1540BA-R: $31.85 + GST
To summarise and distil the information above, the Tobin Eyewash System is the ultimate in convenience, simply install and forget about it, until you need it, or we remind you to change the refills when they expire. The Aquaguard offers you a solution that you can use for years, you just need to change the water and bacteriostatic additives every 6 months.
Both units are a great solution for those high-risk areas where an eyewash is needed but plumbing is not practical. Both units comply with the requirements of AS4775 – The Australian Standards for Emergency Showers and Eyewashes.