06.10.2009

Scott Health & Safety Ltd.

Advanced Carrying System (ACS) for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)


Scott Health & Safety’s innovative Advanced Carrying System (ACS) for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is the only carrying system in the world that features the unique Thermoflex backplate. The system is moulded to fit the spine and back muscles providing the wearer with greater comfort, ease of movement and flexibility.

The new ACS has been developed following considerable research and investment and is significantly lighter than any other carrying system in its class. The ergonomically sculptured, soft back plate was designed and developed following intensive research with osteopaths, fabric and industrial technologists.

The ACS harness is manufactured from highly durable materials with corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated components that are low cost and simple to maintain and service. It has fully adjustable padded shoulder straps and waist belt, which is fitted with a quick release buckle. D rings allow fast and easy connection of other equipment to the webbing or straps.

Both the back plate and harness can be washed at the same time as turnout gear and the new hardwearing fabric material used in manufacturing is approved to maintain its flame retardant qualities for 50 washes at 90ºC. A washing bag can be included to protect the harness and washing machine.

At the heart of the ACS is a simple, high performance and reliable two-stage pneumatic system which can be simply removed by rotating it 90º to disengage from the mounting.

Different sets are available for oil and gas, marine, industrial and fire environments and the design and manufacture of the back plate enables bespoke tailored sets to be made in a variety of colours and corporate branding to meet individual requirements. All sets of approved to EN MED, AS standards and there is wide choice of cylinders and facemasks including Vision 3 and Promask PP ranges.

To read more about ACS go to www.trust-scott.com)