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AS4775-2007 SAFETY EQUIPMENT MINIMUM PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST

Installation shall be in accordance with proper plumbing practices . Supply piping shall be adequately sized to meet flow requirements . (Sec D1)

All plumbed emergency equipment shall be connected to a continuous source of flushing fluid supply which may be drinking water, preserved water,
preserved buffered saline solution or other medically acceptable solution manufactured and labelled in accordance with applicable government
regulations. (Sec 4.4, 4.10, 6.7 (c)), 7.5 (b), 8.5 (b), 9.5 (b), 11.3.3 (c))

All equipment shall be constructed of


SHOWER
corrosion-resistant materials (Sec 4.2, 5.1)
Showerhead shall be not less than 2083mm and not more than 2438mm
from the surface on which the user stands. (Sec 6.5.1, 9.1 (b))
LOCATION / TRAINING / INSPECTION
Shower shall deliver a minimum of 75.7 I/min of flushing fluid at 210kPa,
Safety Station shall be accessible within 10 seconds of hazard. (Sec 6.6, with the flushing fluid being substantially dispersed throughout the
7.4, 8.4, 9.4) pattern which shall be of a minimum diameter of 508mm when
Safety equipment shall be located on the same level as the hazard and measured at 1524mm above the surface on which the user stands. (Sec
the path of travel shall be free of obstructions . (Sec 6.6, 7.4, 8.4, 9.4) 6.2, 6.5, 9.1 (b), 9.3)

Emergency equipment location shall be well illuminated and be The shower operating control valve shall remain open without the use of
identified by a highly visible sign complying with AS1319 visible the operator's hands. The valve shall be simple to operate and shall go
throughout the area served by the equipment. (Sec 6.6, 7.4, 8.4, 9.4) from closed to fully open in one second or less and not be located more
than 1733mm from the surface on which the user stands. The valve shall
Employees who may be exposed to hazardous materials shall be trained be corrosion resistant. (Sec 6.3, 7.2, 8.2, 9)
in the location and proper use of emergency equipment. (6.8, 7.6, 8.6,
9.6).
EYEWASH / EYE/FACE WASH
Emergency equipment shall be activated weekly to verify operation (6.8, Eye wash equipment shall deliver flushing fluid to both eyes simultaneously
7.6, 8.6, 9.6) at a flow rate not less than 1.5 1/min at 210kPa. The flushing fluid streams
should rise to approximately equal heights and should cover the areas
Emergency equipment shall be inspected annually to ensure
between the interior and exterior lines of the test gauge, and when lowered
conformance with the requirements of AS4775. (Sec 6.8, 7.6, 8.6, 9.6)
not more than 38mm below the fluids peak. (Sec 7.1, 9.1 (c), 7.3.1)
COMBINATION UNIT Eye / face wash equipment shall deliver flushing fluid to the eyes
Combination unit components shall comply with the individual simultaneously at a flow rate not less than 11.4 1/min at 210kPa. The flushing
performance requirements of the shower, eye wash & eye/face wash fluid streams should rise to approximately equal heights and should cover
while operating simultaneously & shall be positioned so components may the areas between the interior and exterior lines of the test gauge when
be used simultaneously by the same user. (Sec 9.3, 9.5 (b), 9.5 (e) (iii)) lowered not more than 38mm below the fluids peak. (Sec 8.1, 8.3, 9.1 (d))

The flushing fluid nozzles of eye and eye/face wash units shall be not less
DRENCH HOSE than 838mm and no greater than 1143mm from the surface on which the
Drench hoses are considered supplemental equipment to provide user stands and 153mm from the wall or nearest obstruction. (Sec 7.4, 8.4,
immediate flushing to support plumbed and self-contained equipment 9.1 (c), 9.1 (d))
but shall not replace them. (Sec 11.1)
The eye and eye/face wash operating control valve shall remain open
Drench hoses shall be simple to operate and shall go from closed to fully without the use of the operator's hands. The valve shall be simple to operate
open in one second or less. The valve shall be corrosion resistant. (Sec and go from closed to fully open in one second or less. The valve shall be
11.3.2) corrosion resistant. (Sec 7.2, 8.2, 9.1 (c), 9.1 (d))

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Disclaimer: This checklist is to assist in determining basic compliance with AS4775. All findings shall be provided to the WH&S Officer responsible for the site.
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