Gowning Benches – who uses them – are they always stainless steel?
Gowning benches, also known as changing benches, are pieces of industrial equipment used to provide a safe and efficient way for workers to change into their uniforms prior to starting a shift. These benches are typically made of stainless steel, although some benches have other materials, such as plastic or polypropylene, depending on the duties of the workers and the environment in which they will be used. The benches typically have removable panels or drawers and adjustable shelves that are used to store clothing, shoes, and other materials that the employees need to don their work attire. The benches also have hooks, shelves, or compartments for the workers to hang or store their street clothes and personal items until their shift is completed.
Gowning benches are used in a variety of industries, including healthcare, food processing, manufacturing, and other industries where workers will be in direct contact with hazardous materials or confined environments.
The benches provide a quick and convenient way for workers to change into the necessary uniform and protect themselves from any potential harm. The adjustable shelves also provide workers with a convenient place to store their items while working, ensuring that they remain organized, and the adjustable drawers provide additional space to store items such as masks and safety glasses.
Stainless steel is the most common material used for gowning benches, but the exact material may vary depending on the industry and the environment in which the bench will be used.
Stainless steel benches can withstand the heavy wear and tear of daily use and are easy to clean and disinfect. The benches may also be painted with a special chemical resistant finish to protect them from exposure to harsh chemicals or solvents.