Draeger Safety UK Limited News

Ensuring ‘Health For The Firefighter’ Includes Cleaning Of Equipment

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new health challenges for firefighters, but it is far from the first major health concern in the fire service. For example, the risk of various cancers is up to twice as high among firefighters, and cancer causes 61 percent of line-of-duty deaths for firefighters. There are other health and safety concerns, too, from nutrition and fitness to vehicle safety and seat belt usage, from wellness to stress and trauma (and consequent issues of addiction). Supportin...

Training For The Future Of Our Firefighters

The importance of firefighter health has received increased media attention in recent times, and rightly so. Following Covid-19 more emphasis is now being placed on hygiene and disinfection, which I believe will be one positive outcome of this pandemic.  A significant cultural change has been a long time coming to take us away from firefighters wearing dirty kit as a badge of honor that proves their hard work and value, to understanding that clean and well maintained kit sup...

Dräger Launches A Solution To Clean Breathing Apparatus, Respiratory Masks And PPE Equipment

Dräger has launched a range of solutions for cleaning breathing apparatus, respiratory masks and PPE equipment that reduce the risk of carcinogen contamination within emergency teams as part of its Health for the Firefighter campaign. Dräger have worked in partnership with Harstra instruments, a Dutch manufacturer of cleaning and drying equipment. The launch follows a study undertaken by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) which demonstrated a self-contai...

Dräger Announces Range Of Cleaning Solutions For Firefighter Equipment To Reduce The Risk Of Carcinogen Contamination

Dräger has launched a range of solutions for cleaning breathing apparatus, respiratory masks and PPE equipment that reduce the risk of carcinogen contamination within emergency teams as part of its Health for the Firefighter campaign. Dräger have worked in partnership with Harstra instruments, a Dutch manufacturer of cleaning and drying equipment. The launch follows a study undertaken by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) which demonstrated a self-contai...

What Are the New Trends in Firefighting Equipment?

Equipment is an important element in fighting fires, and in keeping firefighters safe. But what new needs are driving the development of equipment? How can equipment expand its role in fighting fires, or in managing building occupancy and traffic flow for that matter? We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new trends and opportunities in firefighting equipment?

Dräger Announces Polytron 8900 UGLD With Ultrasonic Sensor For Early Detection Of Gas Leaks

The Polytron 8900 UGLD is an early warning system that quickly detects gas leaks in compressed gas lines and containers. The ultrasonic sensor allows the system to react more quickly than conventional gas detection technology, as it detects the sound of the leaking gases rather than the gas concentration of a gas cloud. Conventional industrial gas warning systems only detect gas leaks when the gas is in the immediate vicinity of the gas detection transmitter. This means environmental influences...

Dräger Announces New Facility In France And Expansion In Production Of FFP Masks

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dräger has decided to expand its production capacities for light respiratory protection in Europe. To this end, the company will expand existing production sites in Sweden and Germany and build a completely new factory in France. Rainer Klug, Executive Board Member for Safety Division at Dräger: "We assume that demand for light breathing protection will be higher than before the Corona pandemic in the long term. Our goal is to ensure a stable supp...

Dräger Announces X-Act 7000 Multi-Gas And Hazardous Substances Detector

Concentrations of hazardous substances in the ambient air at the workplace should not exceed specified limit values. Monitoring these sometimes very low values is a demanding task. The focus of the Dräger X-Act 7000, in combination with the Dräger MicroTubes for different gases and vapors, is to measure carcinogenic and toxic substances in the lower ppb range. The range of gases to be measured is being constantly expanded. The measurement-sensitive system of the X-Act 7000 is based on...

Dräger Announces Receiving A Contract From The U.S. Government To Supply N95 Respiratory Masks

Dräger has received a government contract from the US government to supply respiratory protection masks in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The US Ministry of Health has awarded Dräger the contract to supply N95 respiratory masks (FFP2) which is approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The contractually agreed number of units is in the higher double-digit million range and delivery will take place within the next 18 months. Dräger will b...

Dräger Announces Full-Body Splash Protective Suits SPC 4400 And 4800

When performing decontamination, maintenance, inspection and cleaning work, handling oil or filling and transferring materials, there is often a risk that skin may come into contact with solid or liquid chemicals. Only a full-body protective suit can prevent this. Dräger has expanded its portfolio with the new splash protective suits SPC 4400 and 4800 made from innovative-coated CPM and CLF material, offering users the best protection possible in different conditions. All suits offer prote...

Addressing The Latest In Fire Safety And Disaster Prevention In Taiwan And APAC At Fire & Safety, Secutech 2020

Fire & Safety, concurrently held with Secutech Taiwan April 2020, will have international and local manufacturers showcasing products and solutions for best practices in fire safety for various verticals as well as effective disaster prevention and mitigation technologies. Countries from the APAC region is expected to see an increase in fire safety demands as increase in infrastructure developments requires both in pass and active fire safety equipment. Government regulation also plays a ma...

Dräger Announces Being The Title Sponsor Of Canada’s Inaugural Mine Rescue Competition

Dräger will be the title sponsor of Canada’s Inaugural Mine Rescue Competition. Hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) with support from the University of Alberta and Laurentian University, the competition will be held from February 21 – 22, 2020 and will have five, high-spirited and competitive challenges for mine engineering students from around the world to test their skills. “Safety and preparedness is crucial to the mining industry and we encourage profes...

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