Hughes Safety Showers - A Justrite Group Company
Hughes Safety Showers is Europe´s largest manufacturer of emergency safety showers, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment designed to operate across all industries regardless of location, climate or local hazards. With offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany and the Middle East, plus a network of authorised distributors worldwide, you’re in safe hands with Hughes Safety Showers.
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- Workplace Safety
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Hughes Safety have been at the forefront of emergency safety shower, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment manufacturing for 50 years. Built on a solid foundation of design and engineering excellence we can provide customized industrial safety shower solutions to suit all applications, in all industry sectors and environments.
With offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, USA, Germany and the Middle East, plus a network of authorised distributors worldwide, you’re in safe hands with Hughes Safety Showers.
Put the safety of your workforce first, choose Hughes.
Established in 1968, Hughes have built a reputation for innovative engineering design, stringent quality standards and compliance with European and International standards.
You’re in safe hands with Hughes Safety Showers.
How an unfortunate accident led John D. Hughes to set-up what is now Europe’s largest manufacturer of emergency safety showers, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment.
In July 1950, John D. Hughes MBE a qualified Mechanical Engineer founded J D Hughes Fabrications Ltd involved in the fabrication of pipework and pressure vessels along with the erection of pipelines and structural steelwork for the chemical and petrochemical industries.
Whilst working on various sites where chemicals were being manufactured, employees became aware of an absence of effective emergency shower and eyewash facilities. This deficiency was painfully highlighted when an employee, Charlie Gamble, accidentally stepped into a tank containing a sulphurous mixture, causing burns to his foot and leg. The only decontamination facility on the site was a domestic cast iron bath half full of stagnant, contaminated water.
From these observations, the company began designing and developing a range of emergency safety showers and eyebaths long before any of the current HSE/COSHH requirements or recommendations. In 1968, following a steady increase in demand for such equipment, J D Hughes Fabrications Limited began to specifically manufacture emergency shower and eyewash equipment and soon became the local leader.
Towards the late 1970s, founder’s son Tony Hughes took over the business and drew upon his engineering expertise and own ideas to further create and innovate the company.
Joining the Justrite Family
May 2016 saw Hughes Safety Showers Ltd join the Justrite Manufacturing Co. family of industrial hazardous safety and environmental spill containment products.
“Hughes is a perfect complement to Justrite in both product and geographical fit. The two businesses create a stronger industrial safety company that will better serve our global customer base,” stated Mark McElhinny, Justrite President and CEO. “With our history of delivering quality products for storing and handling hazardous materials, it makes logical sense to enhance the offering, and with Hughes, there is no better way”.
Hughes supply emergency safety showers, eye/face wash units and decontamination equipment to many diverse industries worldwide. Our products are designed to operate across all industries regardless of location, climate or local hazards.
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Hughes Safety Showers joined Justrite Safety Group in May 2016. All Justrite Safety Group portfolio companies are united by deep safety knowledge, long experience, and a commitment to protecting people, property and the planet.
Providing a Seamless Experience
All of the Hughes Safety Showers products you know and trust will continue to be offered under the Hughes banner. Please be assured that Hughes Safety Showers will maintain its current location, capabilities, personnel and products. Hughes Safety Showers is now part of Justrite Safety Group, which offers the world’s largest industrial safety portfolio.
Work with Confidence
At Justrite Safety Group, everything starts with safety. We partner with customers to better understand, anticipate and systematically address the safety challenges you face every day. Our experts will survey your entire operation, identifying how to get you into compliance and keep you there.
Our mission is to identify workplace vulnerabilities and guide customers in creating an ecosystem of safety—so your team can work with confidence.
Start with the Essential™
At Justrite, everything starts with safety. For over a century, we have protected workers, workplaces and the environment with a comprehensive range of industrial safety solutions.
Worker & Workplace Safety
Safety Identification Products
At Hughes, quality is our watchword, reflected in our certification to three of the most important management standards: ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.
The certifications held by Hughes Safety Showers:
ISO 45001:2018 is the first globally developed standard for health and safety management systems, helping organizations to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions. It will eventually replace up to 24 national safety standards around the world, including OHSAS 18001.
BS EN ISO 14001:2015 sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised quality management system. Certification indicates a dedication to efficiency and quality leading to better quality products, improved reporting and customer communication and more reliable production scheduling for accurate delivery times.
The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organisation bringing together experts to develop market relevant international standards to ensure quality, safety and efficiency of products and services across all types of industry. Visit www.iso.org for more information.