Dräger PSS® Safety Belt
Fire fighting involves high level of risks, which can significantly rise when working at heights, like bevelled roofs or ladders. The Dräger PSS Safety Belt is designed as an integrated system and stand-alone solution to facilitate:
- work positioning
- fall prevention
- self-rescue (in case of emergency)
Fire fighters often have to wear a safety belt in addition to their SCBA. This means the comfort, fit and ergonomic performance of the SCBA can be affected. The Dräger PSS Safety Belt is designed as an integral system component of the SCBA. It replaces the original Dräger PSS 5000 or PSS 7000 waistbelt without compromising the performance of the safety belt or the SCBA.
The Aramid webbing used in the design and construction of Dräger PSS Safety Belt allow it to meet the key European approval requirements of both SCBA (EN 137:2006 type 2) and holding belt systems (EN 358:1999) in a single device. This means that it can be used in the same extreme heat and hot fire environments as the SCBA, without compromising either the integrity of the system or the safety of the fire fighter. Even after being exposed to a continuous temperature of 200°C or a short term peak load of over 400°C, the PSS Safety Belt still retains its material properties e.g. tensile strength according to EN 358:1999. At the same time it provides the high level of comfort and ergonomics already known from the Dräger PSS 5000 and PSS 7000.
The PSS Safety Belt uses the familiar Dräger slide and lock method, which attaches the waistbelt to the SCBA backplate. This allows an easy attachment and detachment of the safety belt for servicing and maintenance. It also facilitates a quick and easy upgrade of the existing PSS 5000 or PSS 7000 to an integrated SCBA and PSS Safety Belt system.
The PSS Safety Belt features a pull forward waist adjustment for fast donning in tight spaces. Besides this the metal waistbelt and adjusting buckles make for easy adjustment of the SCBA.
The two lanyards are contained in slim-line pouches on the left and right sides of the belt. The pouches are permanently fixed to the belt. This way they protect the lanyards from snagging and damage, whilst at the same time allowing a quick and easy access.
Two integrated auxiliary rings, one on each side of the belt enable the attachment of fire fighters accessories to the SCBA.
The following upgrades are available for the Dräger PSS 5000 and PSS 7000:
- a new kit to upgrade the Dräger PSS 5000 DP or PSS 7000 with an integrated PSS Safety Belt
- a new kit to upgrade the Dräger PSS 5000 DS to PSS 5000 DP with an integrated PSS Safety Belt
PSS Safety Belt Product Information, en-gb
The Dräger PSS® Safety Belt increases wearer safety in potentially hazardous situations by securing the fire fighter whilst working at height: providing work positioning, fall prevention and emergency self-rescue. Designed for Dräger PSS® 5000/7000 SCBA