HEAD10 Escape Breathing Apparatus

10 minutes wearer protection against smoke, toxic contamination and oxygen deficiency.
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Lightweight, reliable and quick to fit protection for escape

The HEAD10 Escape Set provides 10 minutes maximum wearer protection for an individual in an emergency against areas of smoke, toxic contamination and oxygen deficiency. The head worn apparatus means the wearer has both hands free to escape safely and efficiently.

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Key features of the HEAD10 Escape Breathing Apparatus

  • Maintenance free for 12 years with revalidation at 6 & 9 years
  • Lower through life costs compared to conventional compressed air escape sets
  • Ideal for confined spaces - no bulky cylinder to carry
  • 10 minutes duration for escape; 30 minutes duration at rest
  • Lightweight (1.6kg) - head worn only
  • Automatic start - instant O2 supply
  • In-built safety alarm
  • No face fit test required
  • Complies with EN1379 - PPE Reg (EU) 2016/425 - ATEX Directive 94/9/EC for CE and UKCA

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About the HEAD10 Escape Breathing Apparatus

The HEAD10 Escape Breathing Apparatus provides 10 minutes wearer protection for an individual in an emergency, protecting against smoke, toxic contamination and oxygen deficiency.  HEAD10 is a chemical oxygen rebreather enabling a simple, effective and safe means of escape.  It is quick and easy to don and because it’s head worn only, the wearer isn’t constrained or restricted with a cylinder or bag across their body.  An in-built personal safety alarm system indicates at three stages – the initiation of the set, low oxygen level at 2/3 duration and the end-of-use of the set.

A latex seal around the neck of the apparatus and an oronasal mask inside the visor ensure a good fit and negate the need for a face fit test.  The HEAD10 Escape Set also features a panoramic visor providing optimum vision and the oronasal mask makes communication with others easy. View our full range of escape set breathing apparatus.

"During the early stages of the pandemic, Semmco LPS provided exceptional support to us, maintaining a responsive and speedy refurbishment programme for the HEAD CSRE sets that we used."
Patrick Morris, HM Prison & Probation Service, June 2020
"We compared the HEAD10 to our previous escape breathing apparatus. The cost saving and less cumbersome design made it very appealing. If we needed to use it, I have full confidence in the simplicity of this device and it enabling a safe and efficient escape."
Centrica Energy, Shaun O’Connor, Operations Technician
Thank you Semmco LPS, we sent some CSRE Sets for urgent refurbishment and got them back very quickly. Really appreciated.
Dan Spencer, Contract Services Support & Fire Liaison Officer, Serco Justice & Immigration
Product Support FAQs
How long can the HEAD products be stored for?

The sets can be stored for up to 12 years but should be validated at 6 and 9 years respectively.

How much does the HEAD Escape set weigh?

Each set weighs approximately 1.6kg and as they are head worn only, the weight is minimal. In the carry case the weight is approximately 2.4kg.

What’s the difference between Escape and Working/Rescue sets?

The main difference between the escape and working/rescue sets is the breathing rate that they are tested to, to define their rated duration.  Working/rescue sets are tested at 50 L/min and escape sets are tested at 35 L/min. When selecting the set that you require a suitable risk assessment by a competent person should be completed that will define whether you need an escape (move from/through the hazard to safety) set or a working/rescue (go into a hazard to complete work or rescue) set.
Visually the Semmco HEAD sets are provided in an orange carry case for escape sets and a blue carry case for working/rescue sets. The EEBD escape sets are provided in an orange case.

Are there instructions or videos showing how to don and doff the sets?

Yes there are videos on the website that show how to don and doff both the HEAD Sets and the EEBD Sets. Follow this link to see the donning and doffing instructions for the HEAD range and this link to see the donning and doffing instructions for the EEBD range.