Scott Safety

Scott are leaders in the design and manufacture of Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE). Scott’s range includes military and civil defence “gas masks” and filters, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), supplied air respirator systems and Escape Sets (Emergency Egress Breathing Devices – EEBD).

Supplying military, CBRNe first responder and civil defence customers is an important part of Scott’s business, but they are also market-leaders in the provision of RPE to industrial and fire-fighting markets. This has proved invaluable during recent operations, where some Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR’s) were met by utilising technology from within Scott’s “industrial market” portfolio.

The breadth and diversity of Scott’s expertise frequently enables them to provide quick and often novel responses to respiratory protection requirements. They invest heavily in research and development for RPE employing dedicated engineering teams in centres of excellence globally. Scott provides respiratory protection solutions to over 15 global navies.

Scott and Naval Operations

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Shipboard - Damage Control

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

World leaders in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Scott design and manufacture SCBA to both NIOSH and European CBRN standards.

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus SCBA-Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Scott also specialises in the provision of SCBA for damage control on ships and in addition to being the primary supplier of SCBA to the US Navy with thousands of active units they include amongst their customers The Royal Navy and the Navies of Sweden and Pakistan.

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Shipboard

Breathing apparatus and accessories can be customized to meet the unique requirements of shipboard fire fighting and emergency response use.

Navy Emergency Egress Breathing Devices

Compressed air, filtering and oxygen generating escape sets form part of the Scott range of escape hoods.  The units offer extended shelf life and can be placed in critical areas on board ship or provided individually.

Emergency Egress Breathing Devices-ELSA Supplied Air Respirator-Ska-Pak At

Supplied Air Respirators

Supplied Air Respirators (SAR) and Emergency Air Breather (EAB) systems can utilize clean pressurized air supplies (breathing air quality) via air hose and quick connect fittings that interface with a mask/pressure demand regulator set.  These systems allow entry into, work in and egress from areas where environmental conditions have compromised the quality of ambient air. SAR systems can be provided with an automatic switching feature to transfer instantly to emergency air bottle if supplied air is interrupted. EAB systems, found on all submarines, can be provided in both positive and negative pressure configurations and with any standard quick disconnect system.

Naval Respirators - The General Service Respirator (GSR)

The new twin filter, single flexible lens CBRN respiratory protection ensemble developed to the exacting requirements of the UK MOD. Offering unprecedented levels of respiratory protection, including  Toxic Industrial Chemicals and ground breaking levels of particulate protection (against biological hazards, radiological dusts and viruses) GSR also combines a list of design features to offer significantly reduced physiological and  psychological burden to the user, enhanced field of view and easier communication.

Naval General Service Respirator Naval Respirators - The General Service Respirator

Additionally Scott design and manufacture a range of masks and filters to meet customer specified air purifying performance requirements.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

Hot Spot Location Thermal Imaging Cameras Portable Hot Spot Thermal Imaging Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) that provide the ability to identify and differentiate temperature gradients have a significant number of potential shipboard applications.  In addition to the most common use of locating “hot spots” after the assumed suppression of a fire, one current unique tactical use of TICs is for confirmation that jet engines have cooled enough for safe below deck storage of recently landed aircraft.

Additional Capabilities

Other available Scott technologies supplying shipboard capability include portable and stationary gas detection devices, air compressors and communication systems.

Through Life Capability Management (TLCM)

Scott has also developed a full working understanding of TLCM and understands the importance of working across all the lines of development, with the unified customer to develop the required capability.  Instead of merely developing safety products this Scott philosophy of partnership with the military customer ensures the most cost-effective, comprehensive solutions so current and future operational demands can be met while staying on budget.

Pictures: Courtesy of United States Navy and ©Crown Copyright/MOD.
Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office
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