You only have seconds to react upon the discovery of a suspicious item believed to contain a hazardous substance. It could be a piece of mail or it could be a clip seal bag with toxic drugs, either way you need control. Powdersafe allows you to contain and control the item minimizing the risk of exposure providing a safer working environment .Powdersafe is manufactured to the highest technical standards and provides the containment you need to protect your staff or your organisation. The Powdersafe Containment system comprises of the isolation chamber and hard-sided transport case to form a dual layered containment system for maximum safety.
The Isolation Chamber
Designed to accommodate a suspicious piece of mail or a clip seal bag of unknown substance the isolation chamber is certified gastight and easy to use. The chamber is transparent providing a 360 degrees view of the content and the high chemical resistance gloves allows the operator the ability to safely investigate the item and content. The chamber is made gastight by the closure of two simple to operate locking mechanisms.
The chamber will hold up to an A4 size envelope or a small package with room to manipulate, open and test the content if required. There is sufficient room for liquid based test pouches, or similar, to be carried in the chamber to make initial onsite testing easier, if required.
The isolation chamber is fitted with dual ports to allow access for first responders or laboratory technicians without the need to reopen the main seal. The isolation chamber is also designed to fit into a larger biosafety cabinet which keeps the contents in the same vessel from point of discovery to testing. This also allows the ability to maintain the continuity of potential evidence and minimize the introduction of another contaminant.
By maintaining the item and substance in the same chamber the risk of further exposure to staff, responders and laboratory technicians is minimized as the item does not need to be moved from one vessel to another
The isolation chamber is lightweight and portable allowing the chamber to be moved to the suspicious item rather than the item being moved to the chamber. This simple capability can further minimize the risk of exposure.
The chamber dimensions are 40 x 38 x 30cm (16.33 x 15.51 x 12.24 inches) weight is 5kg (11lbs)
The Transport Case
The hard-sided wheeled transport case is designed to provide maximum protection for the isolation chamber and address the requirements for dual layered containment should the chamber and content have to be transported.
The transport case is a high visibility colour and is fitted with extension handle and wheels for ease of movement. The transport case provides additional space for PPE to be carried if required. The transport case is 63 x 50 x 37 cm (25 x 20 x 15inches) and weighs 11kg (24.25lbs). The overall dimensions are 63 x 50 x 37cm (25 x 20 x 15inches) and weight is 16kg (35.25lbs)
Powdersafe Pty Ltd recommends that annual service of the Powdersafe system is conducted by a qualified Powdersafe service representative. The service ensures that the high chemical resistance components are replaced in accordance with the manufacturers recommended replacement timeframes and the system inspected to maintain the operational integrity of the chamber. Failure to service the system on an annual basis is at the users risk and negates any claim against the manufacturer.
The use of the Powdersafe Lite or Powdersafe Containment system does not negate the requirement for appropriate PPE. The Powdersafe will not protect the user from exposure to any contaminant that is outside of the chamber. The Powdersafe Lite and Powdersafe Containment system are not designed for any form of explosive, incendiary or radioactive device.