The right escape device for any threat
From dangerous gas leaks to fires, life-threatening situations caused by hazardous substances can suddenly occur within seconds. In emergency situations, rescue workers and people in danger must have quick access to equipment that enables them to breathe safely. Every second in which the body is depleted of oxygen or exposed to high concentrations of toxic substances can result in acute or lasting harm to health.
This page introduces our escape hoods, escape devices and oxygen self-rescuers, giving you an explanation of which emergency scenarios each one is designed for. You'll also learn important factors to keep in mind when performing a risk assessment of your work site, so that you can choose the products that best suit your needs.
What kind of escape breathing device do you need?
If you use a filtering escape device that relies on ambient air, there must be a certain level of oxygen available in the ambient air (in Germany, for example, the minimum is 17%), the hazardous substance must be known, and the concentration must lie within the limits for using a filtering escape device. These systems are particularly well-suited for short escape paths.
When hazardous substances occur at high concentrations and/or oxygen is depleted, self-contained escape devices can be used to provide a clean air supply that is independent from the ambient air.
4 key points for selecting an escape device
When an emergency occurs, fast, intuitive escape devices can speed up the rescue process and save lives. The more comfortable an escape device is, the lower the risk of user error. Follow our expert advice for more information about this topic.