Effective Eyewash Systems for Every Workplace

When it comes to workplace safety, being prepared is what must come first. Accidents can happen anywhere, any time and in the blink of an eye. Being prepared can be the difference between a minor injury, and fatal or life threatening consequences. Having effective eyewash systems is a simple way that fatal eye injuries can be avoided. All Guard Safety supply the Tobin Eyewash Systems – a well proven, quick and safe way to wash chemicals from the eyes. This specially designed system gives the fastest possible application combined with a volume large enough for most eye accidents.



Chemicals in the eye cause serious damage within 1-5 seconds. Washing that begins within a few seconds can be decisive in minimising eye damage. A temporarily blinded person trying to reach an eye wash a few metres away requires presence of mind, a good sense of direction and an obstacle free passage. With Tobin, an eyewash bottle can be within arms’ reach. The bottles are also very easy to open.



According to Professor Tengroth at the Eye Clinic at Saint Eriks Hospital in Stockholm, it is important that damaged eyes are washed by a soft flow. Tobin’s bottle is constructed to empty under natural pressure, giving a soft flow. The eye is washed by a soft flow consisting of 6 tiny streams. A damaged eye must not be washed with a hard/sharp jet. When the bottom air vent is opened a patient cannot increase the flow by squeezing the bottle. A 1 litre bottle gives approximately 3 minutes washing time.



Uninterrupted washing over a long period is particularly important. The 5 bottle system gives approximately 15 minutes of flow. Further bottles can be taken from other stands if required.



As the bottles are disposable, costly refill routines are unnecessary. The contents of the bottle have a 3 year shelf life. Each bottle has an expiry date clearly visible. By registering your Tobin Eyewash, simply enter the details here – and we’ll do the rest! You’ll receive an email reminder a month before expiry, to ensure that you can get this replaced in time. Get a free pair of safety glasses when registering your Tobin product too!



Bottles can easily be removed from a stand and taken along during transportation to a doctor. It is very easy to open bottles by hand. It is possible to control the flow by placing the thumb over the hole on the bottom of the bottle.



Tobin Eyewash System - User Instructions

 Simple to use:

  1. Break eye wash outlet
  2. Open air vent at the base of the bottle
  3. Hold eye lid open
  4. Hold bottle above eye
  5. 3 minutes of continual flow per bottle


View our range of Tobin Eyewash Systems here – Wall Stands & Refill Bottles available, for complete workplace protection.

At All Guard, we are passionate about kiwis getting home safely to their families. Contact the team today to see how we can help you! By enhancing your productivity, getting your team home safe, with the correct PPE and Workwear for your industry.

Freephone: 0800 255 482 or email orders@allguard.co.nz

About the author / Melisa Capper