Safety shower guidance
Health and Safety laws require all involved parties to provide safe systems of work and safety showers are a vital element within the safe management of risk when handling bitumen - which is predominantly stored, transported and handled at elevated temperatures.
To optimise the initial treatment of a Bitumen burn, which is crucial to the injured person’s recovery, experts from Eurobitume member companies have developed a Safety shower guidance document. In the absence of a binding standard or regulation regarding safety showers, this document also encourages and advises bitumen delivery site (binder and mixing plants) managers to equip 100% of their plants with effective safety showers.
This document covers safety shower design, location, maintenance and training, and is available in five languages from the Eurobitume website here.