Employees working in warehouses often handled dangerous materials that need to be washed off their skin.
Adding a shower area to the facility will create a preventative safety feature that can save an organization an enormous amount of money that could very well be lost to work-related illness. Column showers are recommended for this purpose because they are the most efficient type of commercial industrial shower to integrate into warehouse designs.
These multi-user showers /will save a warehouse a great deal of space regardless of how they are installed..
Space is a major consideration in warehouse design. Because the majority of the floor plan must be devoted to shipping, receiving, and storage, other room areas must be smaller. Any space devoted to group showers has to use only a marginal amount of the overall available area to be truly efficient for the organization.
Column showers do this better than any other type of industrial shower. As their name indicates, they consist of a single column that pipes water to a multiple shower head assembly. This assembly can have as much as six individual shower heads if need be. Obviously, this allows more persons to take a shower with only one device delivering the water. Privacy partitions can also be added to showers of this kind regardless of how they are mounted.
The simple design of a column shower allows it to be mounted in several different ways.
One method is to install the showers in the center of an appropriately sized room that is devoted exclusively to men or women’s showers. The shower heads deliver water between individual stalls created by partitions that divide the single unit into a multiple user facility.
This assembly mount is recommended for medium to large warehouses in the new construction planning phase. As the water must be piped in from the floor, it is easier to build this configuration into the warehouse design from the beginning. However, remodels have also opted for this assembly by simple taking out the floor and running pipes to the center of the room during the physical reconstruction of the building.
In other situations, however, it may be more convenient to mount column showers in restrooms.
This involves running a column up an available portion of the wall and connecting it to a water source. Three shower heads per column can then service three employees. Again, privacy partitions can be placed between the shower heads to create shower stalls.
In smaller warehouse designs, this may be a much more practical way to mount column showers because it does not require the dedication of a separate shower room.
It is also easier to add showers to existing restrooms during a remodel than it is to take out a portion of the floor to pipe water in from below.
The actual units themselves are simple to install. They ship from the factory preassembled, and regardless of how they are mounted, require only a single source of water. The most challenging decision, then, is how best to mount them in a particular warehouse design. Cost factors of labor versus overall available floor space should be carefully balanced to determine the best course of action.
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