Breathing Apparatus

A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) sometimes referred to as a compressed air breathing apparatus or simply breathing apparatus is a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others to provide breathable air in an immediately dangerous to life or health atmosphere.

Breathing Apparatus come in a variety of sizes and formats, to suit individual requirements. National emergency response and agencies have responsibilities in many situations. This may range from natural disaster recovery to toxic fumes, onshore and offshore. Scott Safety provides innovative personal protective equipment options to meet all regulatory and operational requirements of emergency management organisations.

Introducing 3M Scott Breathing Apparatus

Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA)

Lightweight and quick to deploy, these highly portable devices are superb for getting the wearer safely away from threatened areas before it gets out of control with up to 15-minute air supply.

  • Automatic activation – constant flow
  • Warning whistle for depleted air
  • Rechargeable and reusable
  • Unique cuboid hood with an elastomeric neck seal
  • Certified to AS/NZS 1716:2012/ MED Ship Wheel-mark approved

The ELSA is an escape breathing apparatus which provides a constant supply of air for rapid escape from hazardous industrial and marine environments. The ELSA is simple and quick to operate, reliable and robust in use, ensuring maximum protection in an escape situation. The ELSA is available with a duration of up to 15 minutes in high visibility orange PVC polyurethane material. The ELSA apparatus consists of a cylinder with a combined cylinder valve and reducer, supply hose to constant flow hood and storage bag. The ELSA is activated upon opening the bag whereby a pin which is attached to the bag via a strap is released, opening the air supply. Simple and effective!

Modular Units

Modular Airline Trolley Systems provide portable compressed air supply for the users of airline breathing apparatus. 

With up to two cylinders on the trolley, they provide an excellent backup to the airline supply and cater for extended use.

  • Ideal for environments where ambient oxygen cannot be guaranteed
  • Internationally renowned for reliability, ease of use, durability and comfort