Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA)
Definition - What does Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA) mean?
An emergency life support apparatus (ELSA) is a type of breathing apparatus used in an emergency situation to escape from a confined space or building following a fire, chemical accident or explosion. An ESLA is needed when breathable air is insufficient or highly contaminated.
Safeopedia explains Emergency Life Support Apparatus (ELSA)
- A small compressed air cylinder
- A pressure release valve, pressure gauge and whistle attached to cylinder’s neck
- A hood with visor and/or a mouthpiece connected to a pipe that supplies air from the cylinder
- A carrying pouch with a waist belt or neck strap