Safety alert regarding self-rescue respirators

February 6, 2018 Tara

Do you use a chemical oxygen self-contained self-rescue respirator?

Transporters of placard loads of toxic gases are required by the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG7.5) to provide drivers with air supplied short-term breathing apparatus (ASSTBA) for escape purposes.

Recently, NSW authorities independently tested a model of ASSTBA that fits into the category of Chemical Oxygen Self-Contained Self-Rescue Respirator. It was found to be non-compliant with AS/NZ1716 Respiratory Equipment Devices.

Transport companies are encouraged to check their ASSTBA for compliance with AS1716.

Please refer to the SafeWork NSW Safety Alert.

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