Eye Wash Bottles & Eye Wash Stations
With an eye bath, a person's eye can be rinsed out after coming in contact with foreign bodies or chemicals, thus preventing damage to the eye. In our online shop, you will find the proper eye wash bottles and eye wash stations for use at the work place or facilities with increased risk. More about eye wash
Eye Wash: A First Aid Measure for the Eye
The eye bath is a first aid measure that is always used when foreign bodies or chemicals come in contact with the eye. Therefore, eye baths, eye wash bottles or eye wash stations are found in all areas, where the eye is at risk of coming in contact with dangerous substances, such as laboratories or pharmaceutical facilities.
The eye wash solution is sterile so as to prevent bacteria or viruses from entering the eye via the rinsing solution. Often, the eye wash bottle is fitted with a special applicator, which ensures that the solution can be directed to the eye. The cleansing time is indicated by the manufacturer and respective product. After opening the bottle, the solution may only be used one time, which prevents germs from getting into the solution and contaminating the next user.
However, while regular eye wash kits and safety showers are only intended for single use, sprays, like the Plum Wound and Eyewash Spray are contactless and, therefore, suitable for reuse.
As a rule, emergency eye wash solutions can be applied by the injured person as well as a colleague, a medical officer or a paramedic. Since the eyes are very sensitive and should be washed as quickly as possible, each emergency eye wash station is equipped with an illustrated guide to aid the concerned person in performing the eye wash without help.
The Eye Wash Solution is Chosen Based on the Individual Situation
Various types of emergency eye washes are used, depending on whether the purpose is for flushing out chemicals or removing particles from the eye. For example, the 0.9 % sodium chloride solution is excellent for removing irritants like dust, dirt or splinters from the eye, as the natural sodium content matches that of the eye. However, the sodium chloride solution is not suited for rinsing out acids or alkalis. Instead, the affected person may use so-called buffer solutions that bind and neutralise the chemical splashes.
Depending on which substances are being worked with, the work place should absolutely have the proper eye wash unit on hand. In order to provide quick access to the eye wash solution, these stations should be placed in a central location and indicated with a safety sign, if possible.
For a higher safety level, we offer wall-mounted kits like the PLUM Emergency Eye Rinse Station or the DUO Eye Rinse Station, that contain two eye washes. The DUO eye wash station provides two different solutions for different applications. As a result, this wall kit is ideal for use in different environments.
Conveniently buy Eye Wash Solutions & Accessories
In our online shop, you can purchase from a nice selection of affordable eye washes from Plum and Söhngen - from eye wash bottles up to eye wash stations with the proper materials for wall mounting.
Do you have questions about our safety and emergency eye washes? Our customer service can help you via telephone, e-mail or live chat.