Breathing air compressors and other breathing apparatus equipment is used in confined spaces and hazardous environments where people are at risk if they were to breathe in the air in these environments. Breathing air compressors are most commonly used for scuba diving and by fire fighters but they are also used for a number of other purposes. Breathing apparatus equipment will help to save lives and people who work in dangerous environments where their health could be affected by breathing in fumes, chemicals, smoke etc. will need to use safe and effective breathing apparatus equipment and in some cases breathing air compressors also. Companies who supply breathing air compressors and breathing apparatus equipment may sell or hire their equipment and they will be able to help customers choose the most suitable equipment for their intended purpose of use.
The range of breathing apparatus equipment includes tripods and winches, harnesses ropes and safety lines, escape breathing apparatus, self-contained breathing apparatus, airline breathing equipment, airline trolleys, breathing air compressors for 1-8 man, ATEX radios. ATEX lighting, ventilation equipment, stretchers, confined space access equipment, gas detectors, and resuscitation equipment. When customers come to purchase breathing air compressors they should make sure the ones they choose meet all worldwide survey and certification requirements. As well as being used by fire fighters and scuba divers breathing air compressors and breathing apparatus equipment is also used in industries where sandblasting, spray painting, chemical spill cleaning, welding, grinding, pipe and tank cleaning and other similar tasks where there is a risk to the workers’ health.
Some companies who sell breathing apparatus equipment and breathing air compressors will also offer a number of other services such as training courses; face fit testing, servicing of equipment and consultancy and rescue services. It is an employer’s responsibility to make sure they provide the correct breathing apparatus equipment and breathing air compressors along with adequate training for staff who require this.