Huttons i new type of breathalyser machine
A new product from international ship supplier Hutton’s will help ensure crew are able to operate safely within the law – which is particularly important as legislation to strengthen safety at sea comes into force.
Hutton’s is able to supply a new type of breathalyser machine which does away with the need for complicated, time-consuming recalibration and servicing.
This efficient, lightweight machine is extremely accurate and able to record alcohol levels to three decimal places of 0.1mg/litre blood at an accuracy level of +/- 0.01%.
The Manila Amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention are due to come into force this year and will further reduce the blood-alcohol limits for seafarers at work.
John MacDonald, General Manager of Hutton’s Medical, said: “This machine is very effective and only the very complex and expensive machines used in police stations can produce a more accurate result. This model is particularly appropriate for use at sea because it does not require regular recalibration. Instead the user just needs to replace the sensor once a year or after 300 tests.
“In this era of improving safety, we are delighted to be able to offer the Alcoscan AL7000 breathalyser to our customers. As a starter kit we provide everything required for a ship to be compliant including a spare sensor. This kit provides 2 years of coverage, after which only an inexpensive replacement sensor needs replacing which can easily be done by ship board personnel.”