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As a rescuer, we know your job doesn’t end when the rescue is finished. For this reason, we support you with tailormade services and workshop solutions for optimised workflow and equipment maintenance. This assists you to reduce your overall cost of ownership while getting the most out of your budget.

How it works

3D drawing of workshop at concept stage

Planning: We plan your workshop in accordance with your requirements. Providing 3D drawings, we enable you to see your workshop at the concept stage, assisting you with selecting suitable components.

Realisation: We offer full installation, commissioning and ongoing service for your workshop

Handover: You’ll receive training for technical equipment, such as washing machines or dryers. We leave the workshop ready for your use and you can start your work immediately.

An introduction to cleaning

The Principals of Equipment Cleaning

Firefighting equipment is useless if it’s not properly cleaned. But, what is the difference between cleaning and disinfection? What determines a safe and effective cleaning process? Get the answers to these questions and learn the four parameters that determine cleaning performance in this video and check out our cleaning posters in the downloads section. 

The Effectiveness of Cleaning Methods

Fire equipment cleaning methods vary greatly around the world. Dräger fire services teamed up with experts in the industry to test differing processes and identify the best cleaning procedures and agents for use with Dräger equipment.

Follow the 6 steps of the cleaning circle

Step 1 - Inbound logistics and registration of contaminated equipment

After an incident all contaminated fire fighters personal protective equipment is transported in closed containers to the professional workshop service. The task: Offloading, registration, and validation of approval of cylinders and then forwarding all delivered items to the first station in the workshop cycle.

Step 2 - Breathing apparatus cleaning and drying

Follow the step-by-step process, starting with the manual pre-washing of the backplate assembly, than the machine cleaning with the pressurized pneumatics preventing water ingress, and final drying phase.  Service technicians should wear appropriate breathing and body protection to avoid indirect contamination doing this work.

Step 3 - Full face masks cleaning and drying

Full face mask are contaminated 2-fold, from the incident site and also by the wearer himself by his body fluids. Therefore the cleaning of the full face mask has also an hygienic term. Learn how this works without health risks for the technician, supported by a modern workshop system.

Step 4 - Cylinder filling room

Follow the process of refilling the breathing air cylinders with respiratory gas, using a filling panel, quick connections and an air quality monitoring system. Refilled cylinders are approved, sealed and marked as “filled”. Doing so, the cylinder is ready again to merge with a SCBA for the next use.

Step 5 - Testings and reconditioning

After completion of the cleaning and drying process, the equipment is transferred to the clean area of the service workshop. The step by step process continues with the reassembling of mask, LDV and backplates. Afterwards the components are tested on an automated test bench supported by documentation software.

Step 6 - Outbound tracking and logistics

Prior to transport back to the fire station all cleaned fire PPE has to be identified, registered, sealed and packed for safe shipment. The registration and documentation for later tracking can effectively be done with a scanner. A workshop software solution collects all information for seamless documentation.

Modern cleaning ppe Interview

Being ready for an emergency starts with a suitable workshop layout, with the separation of “dirty” and “clean” areas. Take a look at how our PPE maintenance processes can help. They are supported by cleaning & drying equipment, automated test equipment and asset management. In addition, practical recommendations and solutions reduce service technicians exposure to hazardous substances and ensure efficient and effective cleaning.


How to make your cleaning job a safe job
Modern work shop

Modern cleaning ppe supports safe cleaning processes for workshop technicians. Our info poster shows the relevant steps at a glance.

4 parameters that determine cleaning effectiveness
4 parameters that determine cleaning effectiveness

These parameters, so called the ‘Sinner’s circle,’ were developed in 1959. The four parameters are variable and can be combined depending on the degree of the contamination of the contaminated surface and on available resources.

Complete respiratory protection workshop
Respiratory protection workshop infosheet

We deliver the full service. Take a detailed look at how we plan your respiratory protection workshop in accordance with your requirements, supply all components and hand over your new workshop ready for use.

Quality servicing and care of protective equipment
Servicing and care of protective equipment brochure

We supply workshop systems designed to your individual needs which ensure efficient workflow, great care and servicing of your protective equipment.

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Get in touch with Dräger


Dräger South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Johannesburg: 2 Ruacana Street, Waterfall Commercial District, (cnr Beatty Street), Buccleuch, 2090

+27(0)11 059 4200

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4676 Rivonia, 2128 Republic of South Africa  

Dräger South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Cape Town:  Unit 2, 7 on London, 7 London Circle, Brackengate Business Park, Brackenfell, 7561

+27(0) 21 819 3000

Postal Address: P.O. Box 3677 Tygervalley 7536

Dräger South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Durban: 17 Thynk Industrial Park Cnr Brickworks and Queen Nandi Drive, Briardene, Durban North, 7561 

+27(0)31 812 7914

Postal Address: P.O. Box 40554 Redhill 4071

Dräger Ghana Ltd.

3rd Floor, EY Tower-Canon House, 60 Rangoon Lane, Cantonments City, Accra - Ghana

Postal Address: P.O Box CT 4412, Cantonments, Accra – Ghana.

Digital Address: GL-045-5249