Safety Shower testing

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linotas
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Safety Shower testing

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Do you test your safety showers as per the standard?
If so, do you use a safety shower sock?
They seem quite expensive and I am going to see if our maintenance guys can make something up but just wanted to see what others do.
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Rowyrow
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Re: Safety Shower testing

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What's a safety shower shock?
I just test mine by turning it on and letting it run and then turning it off and cleaning up the mess!
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macca
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what safety shower lol
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I choose the hottest day of the term, take my shoes off, and test away!!!!

Could be tomorrow at this rate!

The kids reguarly check the eye washes for me
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you should have got a shower sock with the shower - if not let them know when they do the annual inspections - saves a lot of mess.
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This is a safety shower sock: http://www.worksafegear.com/shop/detail ... e950-wsg-/

No way am I just turning them on to test. Way WAY to much mess and I would need a change of clothes for sure :lol:

the shoddy way this place was put together, I doubt a shower sock was given. I had to rant for 2 terms just to get them to test the ventilation only to find that had put the blades in backwards and it was blowing in instead of sucking out!!! #-o
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linotas - what abouit buying a cheap plastic shower curtain, sewing it up one side, and running some elastic through one end to fit your shower head? That'd do the job just as well as the 'sock's that came with ours. A bucket underneath - presto!

Plus an ice cream bucket under the sink outlet - 'they' didn't supply us with anything for that!
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Post by noona »

I can't test my shower as the water would run all over my prep room :redcard: and not out the door as the floor runs back towards the windows.
as for the eye wash cant get any container under the as it about 2"from the wall :redcard:
You can tell men (sorry boys) designed the new lab's they have know idea.
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I lOVE iot noona --- they really do have No KNOW idea!!!!
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I just hold a bucket above my head to catch the shower water. The eye bath is more of a problem as it has a drain pipe that just empties out onto the floor. No way of avoiding a mess there!

Ian :unsure:
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Ian I've tried that, obviously I'm not as dextrous as you :lol: as I get water everywhere and nearly drop the bucket on my head!! The maintenance guys think they can whip me one up, so all good.
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Yeah Linotas, I am 6' 2" and built like a "brick dunny", so that gives me an advantage, but the job is still best done on a HOT day!!

Cheers
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I don't test ours as one is directly under the TV with cords going everywhere, and also over the sink which someone would have to try to stand in if they were to need it... and the other is above where we store the electrical wires for power packs which just hang on hooks along the wall. Sorry... No, not going to test it...
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Re: Safety Shower testing

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I tie a garbage bag around the top of the shower and feed it in to a garbage bin. Works well. No mess!
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Post by noona »

Hi Rosalie
Maybe you could get the men who built the showers to come a test them :cheesy: :cheesy:
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To be honest, I dont think they've ever been turned on!! Certainly not in the 5 years I've been here. I don't know what came first, the shower or the tv... but either way, something went wrong in someone's thought process somewhere!! But they pass inspection every time so I guess that's good enough for 'whoever'!
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sounds like an OH&S problem to me
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RosalieM wrote: but either way, something went wrong in someone's thought process somewhere!! But they pass inspection every time so I guess that's good enough for 'whoever'!
Wow, I've been a OH&S auditor in a previous life and there is no way that should pass a safety audit. 8O
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Re: Safety Shower testing

Post by suesch »

Thanks Icamilleri
just tried tying the gargage bag to the shower head and put a bin on the tolley under the shower!
Worked a treat and NO MESS \:D/
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Post by matchstick »

I pushed mine ,cause I have never had one before........my preproom,the classroom next to me and out side was flooded.Under the new compactus,under the fridge,under my brand new desk......I wont be testing the shower....ever!
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