Our products are designed to meet and exceed ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014 standards. To help you understand these crucial safety standards, we’ve put together this helpful guide.

About The ANSI Standard

Created by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), this standard establishes minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment for the emergency treatment of the eyes or body of a person who has been exposed to hazardous materials.

It covers the following types of equipment:


ANSI Z358.1-2014 Checklist

We have compiled the following list to highlight the main requirements of ANSI Z358.1. Please refer to the full standard for a complete list of the provisions.

ANSI Z358.1-2014 Checklist
Aqua Safety Showers are designed to meet and exceed ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 standards

All Units

• All units must be located within 10 seconds/15 metres of a potential hazard
• All units must be located on the same level as the hazard and the path should be free of obstructions. Any doors fitted on a safety shower that have to be negotiated must not have a lock and must open in the direction of travel towards the shower
• All units should be well lit and identified with a highly visible sign
• All units to be visually inspected and activated weekly to flush the line and verify proper operation
• All units must be serviced annually to assure conformance to above standard
• Combination unit components shall be positioned so that the components may be used simultaneously by the same user
• All employees who may be subject to exposure to hazardous materials must be trained in the use and also the locations of the unit

Safety Showers

Safety Showers

• Shall deliver 75.7 litres of per minute for 15 minutes.
Shall deliver Tepid Water (16°C – 38°C), to prevent thermal shock and ensure casualties can use the shower for the full duration
• Shower head is between 208 – 244cm from the floor
• Stay-open valve (hands-free) activates in one second or less
• Shower actuators no higher than 173cm from the floor

Eye Wash

• Eyebath/facewash shall deliver 11.4 litres per minute for 15 minutes
• Self-contained eyewash shall deliver 1.5 litre per minute for 15 minutes
• Eye wash heads positioned between 84-114cm from the floor
• Eyewash heads to be protected from airborne contaminants
• Stay-open valve (hands-free) activates in one second or less
• Actuator to be easily accessible

Eye Wash

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