CLEAPSS have recently highlighted the dangers of not ensuring that serviced benches are secured properly and demonstrate this point by showing how a service tower not correctly fixed can cause gas connections to fracture. This highlights the importance of ensuring science furniture is installed by fully qualified lab furniture installation specialists.
There is an additional risk to safety associated with service towers even when properly fixed and that is accidental movement of the lab tables used with towers. Boiling liquids and chemicals can easily spill when a table is accidentally moved and Bunsen Burners with naked flames can topple in the same situation. See the article here.
The S+B Xenium Service Tower and Lab Table System has been developed to address these specific potential safety hazards – click here to see the video.