Installing Safety Showers In Your Workplace: A How-To Guide
How to Install an Emergency Shower
Before you install
Installing a ceiling-mounted safety shower
Wall fastening anchors
Locate the unit close to a 1” potable water supply. Flush the line to make sure that it is free from contamination. Connect straight to the vertical water supply or alternatively use an elbow connector to make the connecting pipe vertical, then connect the safety shower to the water supply using pipe sealant.
Installing a wall-mounted safety shower
Install the 1” valve (1) to a supply of potable water, then flush the line. Next, connect the shower head (4) to the water supply using flow regulator (3) and the elbow and pipe connection provided (5). Assemble the activation rod (6) to the valve activation lever.
Installing a freestanding safety shower
You will need:
Mounting bolts and washers
Locate the pedestal assembly (A) close to a 1 ¼” potable water supply line. It should also be no less than 230mm from the rear and left-hand walls, and no less than 280mm from the right-hand wall. Hold the unit in place and mark the position of the mounting holes in the floor flange. Take away the unit and install floor anchors where you made the marks, then fix the unit to the floor using mounting bolts and washers.
Next, assemble the following components in order: B, C, D, E, F, L and M. Use pipe sealant to ensure an adequate seal. Ensure that all components are properly aligned, then assemble parts G and H in the same manner. Connect the activation handle to the valve as shown in the illustration.
Finally, connect the unit to the water supply line to the safety shower, either at point F or C, then turn on the water supply. Activate the unit and check thoroughly for leaks, also making sure that the flow rate is sufficient.