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Bigger is better

25 January 2013

Manufacturer of bespoke safety drenching equipment, Showers & Eyebaths Services, is increasing the width of it emergency shower cubicles from a size 12 to a size 16 as world population shows an accelerating growth in

Manufacturer of bespoke safety drenching equipment, Showers & Eyebaths Services, is increasing the width of it emergency shower cubicles from a size 12 to a size 16 as world population shows an accelerating growth in the average sized person.

The engineering team at the company has long since thought the recommended ANSI standard of a 34in (86.4cm) cubicle diameter to be adequate but not ideal.

Managing director, Craig Yates, said: "When you are panic stricken it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on the problem in hand and act accordingly. Struggling to quickly strip off contaminated clothing in a restricted area is quite difficult, especially as part of the space is taken up with an eyebath facility.

"With the average person getting bigger and where there is room to site a wider cubicle we are now giving companies the option."
 
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