HEAD15 Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus

15 minutes wearer protection at a higher breathing rate for rescue or working
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HEAD 15 WORKING SET + CASE (CUTOUT)
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Lightweight, reliable and quick to fit protection for rescue or working

HEAD15 Working/Rescue Set provides 15 minutes wearer protection at a higher breathing rate for rescue or working in smoke, toxic contamination and oxygen deficiency.

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Key features of the HEAD15 Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus

  • Maintenance free for 12 years with revalidation at 6 & 9 years
  • Lower through life costs compared to conventional working/rescue sets
  • 15 minutes duration for work/rescue; 45 minutes duration at rest
  • Ideal for confined spaces - no bulky cylinder to carry
  • Lightweight - (1.6kg) - head worn only
  • Automatic start - instant oxygen supply
  • Quick and easy to don - no face fit test required
  • In-built safety alarm
  • Complies to EN13794 - PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 - ATEX Directive 94/9/EC for CE and UKCA

About the HEAD15 Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus

The HEAD15 Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus is designed for those needing emergency protection whilst working or rescuing those already in danger.  It provides 15 minutes wearer protection at a higher breathing rate and can be used for protection against smoke, toxic contamination and oxygen deficiency.

The HEAD15 is lightweight, quick to don and easy to use, featuring a unique latex neck seal and oronasal mask design that negate the need for a face fit test. It is head worn meaning the wearer isn’t constrained or restricted with a cylinder or bag across their body. The HEAD15 Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus enables individuals to enter a hazardous environment and work or rescue others for up to 10 minutes with the knowledge they have an additional five minutes of breathing time to ensure a safe exit.

"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
"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
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.

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.

Do I need to have face fit testing for the HEAD Set’s?

No it is not required.