Operation & Maintenance


  1. Activate the over head shower simply by pulling down on the pull rod

  2. Shut off the over head shower by pushing up on the pull rod; approximately 45°. 

  3. Activate the eye/face wash unit by pushing the aluminum flag or push plate horizontally away from the user toward the back of the shower. 

  4. Shut off the eye/face wash unit by pulling the flag toward the user position parallel to the eye/wash spray nozzle plane. 


Proper maintenance assures that the equipment is available in an emergency and that the equipment will provide durable service. B-L-S strives to make their units virtually maintenance free, however, the following is recommended. 

  1. Inspection

    Periodic inspection is to assure that the design and installation considerations have been met, access to the unit has not been obstructed in any way, identification is clear, and that the units have not been subjected to corrosion, vandalism or other physical abuse. 

  2. Testing

    ALL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE TESTED WEEKLY, Test result records should be kept. Frequent testing is the best way to preserve worker safety by assuring proper operation. Also, frequent testing will serve to flush the potential contamination from the supply water line; rust is the worst. 

  3. Cleaning

    Dust, dirt, and airborne contamination may have collected on uncovered eye/wash heads causing injuries material to enter the user's eye and aggravating the persons injury. Turn on eye/wash to flush. Bowls, if used will collect the greatest amount of airborne contamination and thus greatly increases the required maintenance. Simply wipe the bowl clean or use comet, ect. 

  4. Replacement

    Any parts which may have become damaged should be replaced as soon as possible. B-L-S parts seldom are replaced which is a credit to their superior components. However, accidents, neglect, theft and vandalism have claimed some parts. Also light bulbs do have to be replaced. 

  5. Repair

    Clogged eye/wash nozzles may be cleared by removing internal filter, cleaning with water and replacing. Clogged flow controls directly behind the nozzle loops may be cleared with a small wire poked through the orifice hole to dislodge debris collected from inlet line; then flush.