BROWSE CATEGORIES

Emergency Management

Emergency Management includes CBRN Protection with Decontamination Shelters, Eye Baths and Eye Wash Solutions, Emergency Lighting, Safety Showers and Emergency Shelters.

There are highly specialised rotective measures taken in situations in which chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear hazards are present. Shelters, isolation eqipment and masks with enhanced protection are some examples of passive protection against CBRN attacks. All CBRN protection must have special measures to protect against cross-contamination. What separates CBRN incidents from 'conventional' attacks is that the damage can easily spread from the target areas to cause potential catastrophe further afield. CBRN protection addresses the issues of contamination as well as personal protection.

Shelters for the purpose of decontamination are structures where people can be washed down to remove the hazardous chemicals or biohazards that they have been exposed to on their body or clothing. Types of decontamination shelters include soft wall shelters, which are special tents that have been quickly set up in an emergency zone. Hard wall shelters, by contrast, may be portable container structures which are tightly sealed. Inflatable shelters also exist which are light and easy to set up.

Lighting in emergency situations must be durable, bright and ultra reliable. Usually, emergency lighting is mountable, whether onto vehicles or on walls and surfaces. Portable, mountable emergency lighting is good for tight spaces, keeping hands free and the floor space unimpeded. Vehicle mounted lighting provides 360 degree light for an entire outdoors emergency scene.

Emergency Shelters are temporary shelters for people who have lost or have abandoned their homes in the aftermath of a natural disaster or conflict. The shelters are a place where victims can receive medical attention and health care.

Eye baths incluidng emergency eye wash solutions and emergency eye wash stations are required for work environments that may expose employees to harmful chemicals.

A safety shower would be installed in a work place where large amounts of corrosive acids or bases are used. If a chemical spill occurs involving parts of the body, the worker can go under the safety shower and wash off the chemicals before severe skin burns occur.