HEAD30 Escape Breathing Apparatus

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

The HEAD30 Escape Breathing Apparatus provides 30 minutes maximum wearer protection for an individual in an emergency against smoke, toxic contamination and oxygen deficiency.

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Key features of the HEAD30 Escape Breathing Apparatus

  • Maintenance free for 12 years, with revalidation at 6 & 9 years
  • Ideal for confined spaces - no bulky cylinder to carry
  • Lightweight - (1.6kg) - head worn only
  • Lower through life costs compared to conventional compressed air escape sets
  • Automatic start - instant oxygen supply for up to 30 minutes
  • 30 minutes duration for escape; 60 minutes at rest
  • 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

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About the HEAD30 Escape Breathing Apparatus

HEAD30 enables a simple, effective and safe means of escape with a unique, in-built, personal safety alarm system. The alarm indicates at three stages –  the initiation of the set, low oxygen level at 2/3 use and end-of-use of the apparatus.  HEAD30 is lightweight, quick to fit and easy to use, featuring a unique latex neck seal and oronasal mask design that negate the need for a face fit test.

The HEAD30 Escape Breathing Apparatus is self-contained and because it is head worn only it leaves the wearer with both hands free to move around safely and efficiently. HEAD30 has a panoramic visor allowing optimum vision from the hood and the oronasal mask makes communication with others easy.

The HEAD30 is maintenance free for 12 years, with re validation at 6 and 9 years, offering users significant savings versus conventional compressed air breathing apparatus. HEAD30 can be used across many sectors including the water industry, power networks, petrochemicals, animal rendering plants, construction and manufacturing. View our full range of Escape set Breathing Apparatus.

"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
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.