Driving to work, you notice the skies darkening and sometime later an alarm screams that a hurricane is bearing down on your industrial site. You prepared in advance for the coming storm; however, you have an industrial safety shower on site and you worry about it staying intact. Now, you need to concern yourself with how well-built your industrial safety shower is and if it can withstand hurricane winds.
There’s an increased risk of flying debris at construction sites, because of materials, tools, and equipment. In the U.S. alone, hurricanes caused more than 265 billion in damage in 2017. Buildings under construction can undergo damage from a hurricane and result in project losses.
Look for an Industrial Safety Shower Made of Metal
In cases of a major hurricane, winds can top 165 mph and rip apart a safety shower. It’s essential to look for a product that can sustain high winds to ensure the shower stays intact. Flying debris can result in damage to the building or workers on site. It can even pose a risk to neighboring buildings and people. Also, flying debris can hit a safety shower and cause it to tear apart. A fiberglass safety shower can only stay intact if major modifications occur, which can cost more money in the long run.
According to OH&S, (Occupational Health & Safety) an enclosed gravity-fed safety shower can withstand hurricane-force winds of 165mph, so long as it’s made of insulated galvanized steel.
Metal Industrial Safety Shower Benefits
You can choose from different industrial safety showers, according to your needs. However, ensuring you have a reinforced galvanized steel shower should be a top priority – particularly if you’re working in a high-risk area that experiences hurricanes. Here are some things to look for in a safety shower for hurricane areas:
- 165 mph wind load capacity
- Heavy-duty steel build (not fiberglass)
- Effective insulation
- ANSI Z358.1 (2014) compliant
- Durable and robust
- Protected water tank
At ATS ShieldSafe, our EcoDrench™ safety shower is a gravity-fed shower that’s fully compliant with ANSI Z358.1 (2014). We designed and built it specifically for harsh climates and with safety in mind, especially concerning hurricane weather and any other harsh environments.
Contact ATS ShieldSafe for Worker Safety
Our mission at ATS ShieldSafe is to ensure your workers achieve the best safety possible while on-site. Our products are built with ANSI compliant standards and worker safety in mind. For the best industrial safety showers available, contact our customer service at 800-747-9953. We are more than willing to answer any questions or address your concerns.