Avon’s NH15 CBRN 15 minute escape hood receives approval for CE Marking

Avon Protection has been awarded full approval for CE Marking for its single use compact and portable escape hood which is designed for emergency escape and evacuation from areas contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents. 

The NH15 is the smallest, lightest weight escape hood available, specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of the NIOSH CBRN Air-Purifying Escape Respirator (APER) Standard, now also carries an Article 10 type –examination approval to BS8468-3.2:2009 type-1, under the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC for CE marking.

The twin filter, single use hood covers the head and neck allowing the user to safely breathe ambient air. It gives critical CBRN respiratory protection within 30 seconds of opening the protective packaging and donning the reflective hood, and provides the wearer with respiratory, vision and facial CBRN protection for a minimum 15 minutes.

The CBRN escape hood incorporates twin low-profile filters on a unique space-saving hinge system, reducing breathing resistance and assisting the wearer when undertaking physical exertion.

Suitable and affordable for military, law enforcement and first responder personnel seeking immediate or emergency respiratory protection in a CBRN scenario, the NH15 has a 5 year shelf life, requires no annual testing and is maintenance free.


For further enquiries, please contact:

Jo Wotton

Group Public Relations Manager      

T (UK) +44 (0) 1225 896 563    M  +44 (0) 7827 827891  E  jo.wotton@avon-protection.com

About Avon Protection:

The market leader in respiratory protection system technology, Avon Protection works closely with professionals to understand and meet their changing personal protection equipment needs. Avon Protection offers a wide selection of high-performance, timesaving respiratory protection equipment which employ the most advanced features in the industry. Avon has been supplying respirators to the UK Ministry of Defence and other NATO allies since the 1920’s. The company is the primary supplier of CBRN personal respiratory equipment to the United States Department of Defense, providing respiratory equipment to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces. Additionally, Avon Protection is the market leader among LE and SWAT users in the US. For more information about the company’s products visit: www.avon-protection.com.


About Us

Avon has a strong heritage in designing and manufacturing respirators and combining this with the wealth of experience within the workforce it has secured Avon's position as the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of specialist and general personal respiratory protection solutions for a range of CBRN applications. Avon Rubber p.l.c. is a world leader in the design, test and manufacture of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions to the world’s military, law enforcement, first responder, emergency services, fire and industrial markets. Avon has a unique capability in CBRN protection based on a range of advanced CBRN technologies in respirator design, filtration and compressed air breathing apparatus. This enables Avon to develop specialised solutions that take full account of user requirements. Avon Rubber p.l.c. also owns Avon Engineered Fabrications manufacturing products including hovercraft skirting and flexible storage tanks and a world leading dairy business manufacturing dairy liners and tubing.

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