Hammond has launched new features which increase visibility and ultimately the safety of the rescue crews operating in water rescue situations at sea or on inland waterways.
The SR140 is the Search and Rescue drysuit available from Hammond. Available as a front or rear entry, the suit is made from robust Nylon 140 tri-laminate fabric and whilst available in standard sizes, made-to-measure options are available for added comfort.
Chris, Managing Director explains the 2017 changes, “Visibility is important for Search and Rescue crews and we have been working closely with the East Sutherland Rescue Association (ESRA) addressing this by adding new more effective reflectors on the arms and legs. On the back of the drysuit we have added a reflective RESCUE, again reinforcing where the rescuers are.”
The suits pictured are made-to-measure drysuits with upgraded neoprene seals and polyester socks for added comfort in addition to the reflectors. This is the second batch of drysuits Hammond have made for ESRA.
The ESRA will be the first independent lifeboat to be equipped with our SR140F drysuit with upgraded reflectors for increased visibility in a rescue situation. The ESRA covers inshore waters from Helmsdale to Tarbet Ness.
All drysuits from Hammond are made to order, available in standard sizes and as a made-to-measure option where the suit can be customised in terms of the seals, colours available, braces, boots and zips. All the drysuits are made in the Hammond facility in Dartford, Kent and the company supply to a number of search, rescue and fire crews across the UK as well as the Environment Agency, port authorities and the offshore rescue services.
Hammond will be exhibiting at the Rescue 3 Europe Conference 2017 on Wednesday 26th April in Llangollen, and will be on hand to discuss the full offerings that keep you dry, visible and warm in a water rescue situation.