If you are looking to install eyewash stations in your industrial space, you want to try to save money by installing them yourself. However, eyewash stations are considered safety equipment, so it is important that you look to a professional for installation. As a business owner, minimizing costs is important, but employee safety should always be a priority. Here are a few reasons why an industrial plumber should be employed to install your eyewash stations:
Reason #1: Government Regulations
In many cases, industrial spaces are required by law to have an eyewash stations. In addition, in many areas of the country, it may be required by law for eyewash stations to be installed to meet specific requirements. Since laws change so often, you may not be up-to-date on current regulations; however, an industrial plumber would be. By having a professional install your eyewash stations, you can ensure that your stations will adhere to government regulations and avoid costly fines.
Reason #2: Legal Liability
If you were to install your eyewash stations on your own, end up installing them inadequately and an employee gets injured as a result, your business will likely be held liable for the employee's injury. Th employee could take your business to court, and, in some cases, you, as a business owner, could be held legally responsible as well. If the case does go to court, it could put your business in the spotlight and cost your business a fortune. It is better to pay for an industrial plumber to properly install the eyewash stations in the first place than to potentially deal with the legal ramifications later down the road.
Reason #3: Testing Requirements
After an eyewash station is installed, the work is not done. The station needs to be fully tested to ensure that it is properly working before it can be used. Will you know exactly what you need to look for during this test? More than likely, the answer is no because you don't have the years of training necessary to spot signs of trouble, which could result in issues and injuries for your employees. However, an industrial plumber with years of experience will.
In the end, it is important to compare the cost of the installation of an eyewash station in your industrial space by a professional and experienced industrial plumber to the cost and damage that could be caused if an accident were to happen and legal action were to be taken.