If it’s made from combustible material then you can guarantee it will produce thick dark toxic smoke in a fire. How much toxic smoke will depend on the material, the intensity of the fire and how long it’s been burning. Our smoke hood is to provide short term protection and visibility under this scenario.
Long exposure to toxic smoke or carbon monoxide can lead to serious, permanent injury or death
As the fire intensifies both the visibility and the build-up of toxic smoke greatly increases, reducing your chance of escape
Fire and smoke can quickly spread through a building threatening those that may be remote from the source of the fire
The volume of combustible material in a home is steadily on the increase over time. The release of thick, dark toxic smoke is a certainty if a fierce fire were to take hold
This device is not a substitute for a full respirator. Instead it's a small, compact eye protecting hood with a particulate filter to protect you from smoke for that extra 5mins to make your escape
An easy to tear vacuum packed bag to give you a usable life of a full 5 years. The heat & flame resistant material and filter has been vigorously tested to maximise your protection
Clear set of easy to follow illustrated instructions and some safety warnings. (see images)
To protect the contents and to reiterate the most important wear instructions
The smoke hood is sealed in a vacuum packed bag marked with an expiry date. The expiry date is 60 months from the manufacture date. Current stock has an expiry date of 1st May 2024.
This device can safely be used for 5mins to facilitate your escape. If you are at the top of a tall building, underground or an aircraft your escape may take longer than 5mins. This product does not provide the wearer with a supply of oxygen or breathable air and therefore would not be suitable for use beyond 5mins.
The product needs to be stored between -17C and +107C. The filter and the special formulated heat resistant Nylon bag have been tested at much higher temperatures during use.
It’s important that the integrity of the bag and filter are maintained during use. To this end removal of jewelry that could catch on the device is critical. Furthermore the effectiveness of the protection during use is determined by the seal around the neck. This could be compromised by very bushy beards or long hair.
The smoke hood has been thoroughly tested by a leading laboratory in Denmark against a stringent European Standard, widely adopted by the rest of the world. This is a short-term use device designed and tested to provide up to 5 mins of protection. It should not be used outside these parameters.