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Emergency Escape and Rescue Solutions

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Escape & Rescue: How to increase workers’ safety

Imagine this: an estimated 65 000 people died due to technological events between 2009-2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)1. In most cases, such an event refers to a chemical incident like the uncontrolled release of a toxic substance that can cause harm to the environment and people alike.

Regarding workers’ safety, it is fair to say that some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Nevertheless, being responsible for health and safety, you have to ensure that every employee returns home safe and sound at the end of the day, even in emergency situations. Protecting human life and health is fundamental to our operations at Dräger: Whether developing a company emergency plan, training your employees or providing them with the necessary equipment. This is why we are part of the global Vision Zero Initiative.

You cannot prevent the unpredictable, but you can manage it. Here is how:

Are your people equipped in the best possible way?

Review the situation of your emergency and escape equipment. Validate whether escape respirators, masks, hoods & co. are state-of-the-art and keep yourself informed about the latest emergency escape breathing devices.  


Dräger’s emergency escape respirators – rescue in the palm of your hand

Your life insurance on one hand: Emergency escape respirators are perfectly fitting to your needs, easy to handle and tamper-proof because your staff already has a tough job to do.

However, potential escape scenarios vary across industries. As well do the number of possible escape respirators. Here’s how to choose the suitable emergency escape breathing device tailored to your needs.

See how your escape scenario determines the selection

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Emergency escape – how to select respiratory protection

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Our escape solutions from emergency escape breathing devices to refuge chambers


Filtering Escape Devices


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Oxygen Self Rescuers


Rescue Pack System


Refuge Chambers and Rooms

Where are your workers in the event of an emergency?

In an emergency, people flee. As HSE manager, you need to know the whereabouts of your workers, that everyone is moving to their designated “muster points”, and that no one is remaining in the danger zone.


Dräger’s live monitoring system assists in maintaining an overview

Incidents do not necessarily equate to accidents: Live data helps you keep track of your employees and remain calm in an emergency. Monitoring such critical situations is where our Smart Safety solution "Gas Detection Connect" helps, combining networked gas detectors and cloud-based software in one system.  

When working in a team, monitoring of each other’s location and condition significantly increases workers’ safety. In case of danger, the site of an individual co-worker or the entire team is displayed on the monitor and your staff is immediately informed to leave the risk zone. In addition, you can steer musters by alarming groups in the affected areas and control the operation via e-mail notifications to your first responder team and responsible supervisors.

Related Products

Discover more about the digital future of safety and the benefits of live monitoring with Smart Safety solutions.


Gas Detection Connect

Our new software solution turns individual products into one smart system. Get to know Dräger Gas Detection Connect.


Dräger X-am® 2800

This multi-gas detector measures up to four gases. With the Dräger Gas Detection Connect software, it offers live data transmission and powerful fleet management.

Do all your workers know what to do when every second counts?

Even though everyone knows the escape/company emergency plan and is adequately trained, awareness of dangerous situations dwindles over time. Therefore, for your workers’ safety, it becomes vital to strengthen your employees’ attention for being constantly aware of occurring risks and the correct use of the escape device.

Also, if an incident happens, employees intuitively want to help, thereby may endanger themselves and others. Finally, examine whether there are clear responsibilities for the emergency and if everyone knows their respective duties.


The Dräger Academy – because training and knowledge are key

Rescuers must not become victims. And it's critical that employees are taught safety awareness, how to use safety devices, follow procedures and act when emergencies occur. Again, providing training is the best way to prevent accidents and even fatalities. 

Rescue simulations, certified courses, product training, workshops – the Dräger Academy's global team of experts brings everyone up to speed on the latest in workers’ safety with one goal: to accomplish Vision Zero.


How to use your equipment

Our tutorial collection will help you train your staff how to use escape devices.

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Related Solutions

We have a whole range of solutions regarding safety, escape and rescue training and equipment. Learn more about Dräger’s training and rescue solutions, depending on where your people operate.


Confined Space Training

Working in confined spaces needs dedicated CSE rescue training


Emergency Escape Breathing Device User

Training sessions on the accurate and correct use of escape equipment

*Not all products, features, or services are available in all countries


The human factor – behaviour during emergencies

What will happen if the gas warning system triggers at your plant, a fire detector raises the alarm, and horns, bells or sirens go off? Will employees react as you expect them to? Learn more about three misconceptions about human behaviour during emergencies in our white paper.

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Escape & rescue underground – emergency solutions for the mining industry

Working in an underground mine poses many challenges and risks. In the event of an emergency, it is essential to get people to safety as quickly as possible and prevent larger damage to the mine. Dräger offers comprehensive escape and rescue solutions, adapted to your specific working environments, conditions and mine rescue scenarios.

For more information on our range of safety and rescue equipment, please click here:

Get in touch with Dräger

Draeger Envelop

Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA

Branch Office
P.O. Box 505108
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

+971 4 42 94 600

F: +971 4 42 94 699

Not all products, features, or services are for sale in all countries. Please contact your local Dräger representative for more information.