Emergency Shelters and Decontamination

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In workplaces where potentially hazardous materials and substances are dealt with, decontamination is a prerequisite and for that purpose, there have to be proper arrangements for the safety and well-being of the workers. There are different kinds of decontamination equipments available that fulfil an array of different purposes. Emergency shelters are also built in workplaces where decontamination equipment is available within easy reach of the people in case of accidents.

Emergency-shelters can be temporary as well as permanent. The kind of emergency-shelter that is present in a place depends upon the usage and requirements. There are temporary emergency-shelters that can be deployed in a matter of minutes on any kind of terrain. The benefit associated with these kinds of emergency-shelters is that they are time tested and are guaranteed to be able to withstand any kind of weather and temperature conditions. Compact kind of decontamination equipment is available for emergency-shelters, which is designed keeping in view the quick deployment needs of some emergency shelters.

Emergency-shelters are compact and have portable structure with a lightweight. Some of the factors enable the easy deployment of these structures. These emergency-shelters are ideal to be used as decontamination centres. Emergency shelters are quickly inflatable and can be setup anywhere.

Emergency shelters are equipped with certain decontamination capabilities and ensure state of the art performance along with reliability. The sizes of emergency shelters vary and some are large with separate sections for males and females, while there are others that are relatively smaller. Emergency shelters are internally equipped with compact showers and other kinds of equipment necessary for decontamination purposes.

Internally integrated ergonomic hand sprays are available in many emergency-shelters and these are very useful for decontamination in case of non-ambulatory casualties. The material of emergency-shelters is such that it is resistant to corrosion and chemical resistant enabling the shelter to last for a rather long time.

There is ambient lighting in emergency-shelters due to the material designed for the very same purpose. The connectors in emergency-shelter enables easy plumbing that can be done with gloved hands. The showers provided internally in the emergency-showers usually require no installation and the number of showers and sprays present in an emergency shower depends upon its size and its manufacturer.

With any kind of emergency shower, it is important to provide proper instructions to the people regarding the handling and operation of the shelter. This is because in case of emergencies, it can be a great inconvenience if someone doesn't know how to go about handling an emergency shelter and the internal equipment.

Emergency shelters should not be deployed in areas that are far from the work area. Rather, it should take one second to approach an emergency shelter so that there is as less time, as possible for the injury to leave its harmful effect. When getting an emergency shelter, the requirements should be kept in view and the emergency shelter should be bought accordingly.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29