Before operating your oxygen equipment, make sure that you have read the Equipment Guide for the equipment you have and the safety instructions in the handbook.
In the event of a fire occurring in your oxygen tubing, the firebreak will act as a thermal fuse by cutting off the oxygen supply. When the firebreak triggers, it will immediately stop the oxygen flow, preventing the flames burning back to the oxygen supply. A firebreak is always fitted at the patient end of the tubing, just before the nasal cannula or mask. For concentrators, a second firebreak is fitted on the outlet of the machine.
The arrow on the firebreak must always point towards your cannula or mask. If this is not the case, please inform BOC Healthcare by calling our Patient Service Centre 0800 136 603.
Firebreaks must NEVER be removed.