Through its Sabre brand Scott Health and Safety was a pioneer of Escape Breathing Apparatus technology. The original concept for the coveted Sabre ELSA - Emergency Life Support Apparatus was developed to help avoid unecessary loss of life, like that seen during the falklands war. During this conflict it was found that 90% of fatalities on HMS Sheffield died through smoke inhalation. The result of research conducted by Scott Health & Safety led to the development of the 'ELSA', which has now become industry standard terminology for Escape Breathing Apparatus. The ELSA is in now in its third generation and is available in either positive pressure or constant flow models giving 10 or 15 minute escape periods.