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  • Ensuring safety in the ever-growing e-liquid industry

    Ensuring safety in the ever-growing e-liquid industry

    Vaping has made its mark as one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st century. With the number of vapers globally climbing from just 7 million in 2011 to a staggering 41 million in 2018 and  a market worth an estimated £15.5 ...

  • Drilling down into chemical hazards in the mining industry

    Drilling down into chemical hazards in the mining industry

    Industries worldwide rely on the steady supply of minerals and metals harvested by the mining industry such as coal, iron ore, bauxite, and potash. Though the final products of mining may not be hazardous, there are many chemical risks that mine ...

  • Ensure You`re up to Speed with Chemical Safety in the Automotive Industry

    Ensure You`re up to Speed with Chemical Safety in the Automotive Industry

    The global automotive industry manufactured a staggering 98.1 million vehicles in 2018. In Europe alone, the sector provides direct and indirect jobs to 13.8 million Europeans, representing 6.1% of total EU employment. With chemical hazards present ...

  • Hygiene facilities vs Safety Showers

    Hygiene facilities vs Safety Showers

    Health and Safety guidelines surrounding hazardous substances and decontamination can often be vague. Guidelines often recommend the provision of ‘hygiene facilities’ or ‘washing facilities’ to ensure potentially harmful ...

  • Protecting People in the Printing Industry

    Protecting People in the Printing Industry

    Due to the fast-paced, deadline-driven nature of the printing industry it can often be easy to overlook the need for health and safety equipment. The UK is the world’s fifth largest producer of printed products, with around 120,000 employees ...

    Maili Lavin-Bailey

  • Why do I need to activate my safety showers and eye/face washes weekly?

    Why do I need to activate my safety showers and eye/face washes weekly?

    Weekly activation of your emergency safety showers and eye/face wash units is paramount to ensure that all emergency equipment is operating properly. This process is stated as a requirement in European and International standards (EN15154 and ...

    Maili Lavin-Bailey

  • Are your safety showers ready for winter?

    Are your safety showers ready for winter?

    It’s important to know how seasonal weather changes affect your safety equipment, especially if placed outdoors. With winter approaching, are your safety showers ready? Are the feed pipes lagged and traced? A freeze-protected safety shower ...

    Maili Lavin-Bailey

  • Safety Showers for the Fertiliser Industry

    Safety Showers for the Fertiliser Industry

    The fertiliser industry uses extremely hazardous materials in their production processes. Common industry chemicals like anhydrous ammonia can cause burns and inhalation hazards. Others like ammonium nitrate pose a risk of fire and explosion. In ...

    Maili Lavin-Bailey

  • Combatting bacteria growth in emergency tank showers

    Combatting bacteria growth in emergency tank showers

    Emergency safety showers and eye wash stations are essential for sites where workers could come into contact with hazardous chemicals. In some environments providing this life saving equipment can be challenging, for instance a consistent supply of ...

  • Protecting the Workforce of the World`s Largest Chemical Producer - Case Study

    Protecting the Workforce of the World`s Largest Chemical Producer - Case Study

    Background: The largest chemical producer in the world is comprised of subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries, operating six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the ...

  • Safety Considerations at Anaerobic Digestion Plants

    Safety Considerations at Anaerobic Digestion Plants

    Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes which naturally breakdown organic matter to eventually produce biogas - a methane rich gas which is burned to produce both heat and electricity. The methane can also be used as vehicle fuel or ...

  • Tailored Emergency Safety Showers for Remote ‘Super Giant’ Oilfield - Case Study

    Tailored Emergency Safety Showers for Remote ‘Super Giant’ Oilfield - Case Study

    Background  The Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan is one of the deepest developed super giant oil fields in the world, with further expansion projects in the pipeline.  The aim of the Future Growth Project is to increase the daily ...

  • Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    Protecting Emergency Responders from Harmful Chemicals

    A fire crew respond to an incident at a chemicals factory. Many hazardous substances are on site and the incident has resulted in injuries. The crew assess the situation, establish the danger zone and don their protective hazmat suits. These ...

  • Are you serious about safety?

    Are you serious about safety?

    Are you serious about safety? Hughes Safety have been at the forefront of emergency safety shower, eye/face wash and decontamination equipment manufacturing for 50 years. From humble beginnings as a family owned, local business, Hughes ...

    Maili Lavin, Wendy Baker

  • Emergency Safety Showers for Hire

    Emergency Safety Showers for Hire

    Emergency safety showers must be situated within 20 metres of a hazard. Crucial seconds lost after exposure to a toxic substance could lead to serious injury or damage to eyesight. Hughes offer a wide range of safety showers and eye/face washes for ...

  • The Importance of Tepid Water

    The Importance of Tepid Water

    The most widely accepted international standard for safety showers and eye/face wash equipment, ANSI Z358.1-2014 specifies a tepid water supply to the shower, vital to ensuring worker safety. What is tepid water? Tepid water is controlled ...

  • Top three reasons to regularly service Emergency Safety Showers and Eye Wash Units

    Top three reasons to regularly service Emergency Safety Showers and Eye Wash Units

    Before the introduction of emergency safety showers and eye washes as standard safety equipment, employees were subject to a high risk of injury. An incident in the 1950s was instrumental in the formation of Hughes Safety Showers. Charlie Gamble ...

  • Refinery provides workers with total safety from decontamination - Case Study

    Refinery provides workers with total safety from decontamination - Case Study

    Background: A top international oil and gas refinery on France’s western coast recently initiated a €400 million facility upgrade at their refinery to capture profitable new markets in low-sulfur fuels that meet evolving European ...

  • Customised Emergency Safety Shower Solution for Extreme Azerbaijan Climate - Case study

    Customised Emergency Safety Shower Solution for Extreme Azerbaijan Climate - Case study

    Background: The Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park was established to accelerate economic development in Azerbaijan and to provide sustainable development of the non-oil sector. Incorporating 192 hectares of industrial infrastructure, the park has ...

  • Hughes Join Forces with E-Commerce Giant - Case study

    Hughes Join Forces with E-Commerce Giant - Case study

    Background: A global e-commerce organisation recently expanded its distribution network in Germany with the introduction of a new logistics centre. The company is responding to growing customer demand, offering an even greater product selection and ...