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How to Use an Emergency Eyewash Station?

It's an emergency!

You're stuck in a place where you might get exposed to chemicals, and you need to wash your eyes.

What can you do?

Well, with an emergency eyewash station, you'll be able to save yourself from any potential damage or irritation.

This product can help keep your eyes safe in an emergency like this!

Read on to find out how to use an emergency eyewash unit the right way:

Eyewash Station

Don't delay

Emergency eyewash stations are a lifesaver, and you should never hesitate to use them.

The second a hazardous material enters your eyes, you should make your way to an eyewash station.

In the event of an emergency, these stations can help you get rid of the harmful substances that have entered your eyes. They will flush out the dirt and debris from your eyes so that you can see again and resume your day-to-day activities.

Activate the unit

To activate the unit, push the activation lever on the eyewash station. The eyewash station will begin to operate. Once activated, you should use the station as soon as possible.

Flush out your eyes

This effective device will keep your eyes safe and healthy. It has a 15-minute water flow which means it can be operated hands-free. Simply roll your eyes in the water coming from the nozzles to ensure that every part of your eyeballs is covered.

Contact lenses

Before flushing, gently remove your contact lenses. While failing to remove the lens can prevent proper irrigation of the eyes, it is important not to delay flushing through removing contact lenses. Only do this once flushing has begun. Whether you wear contacts or glasses, we recommend changing out your emergency eyewash station every two years to keep harmful bacteria from accumulating and in order to ensure a fully functioning and reliable unit.

Flush your eyes with water immediately. Use the emergency eyewash station to flush your eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Do not be tempted to use tap water in the first instance, as it may contain unknown chemicals and pollutants. After flushing, seek medical assistance directly by having a colleague drive you to your local accident and emergency department.

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