Police Breathalyzers

Alcohol Breathalyzers

Type Approved Breathalyzers



VIEW TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS BY YEAR
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All breath testing devices used by the police in the UK must be type approved by the Secretary of State (The Home Office).

Type Approval Procedure

All breathalysers submitted for type approval undergo a series of rigorous technical tests and trials before being approved. Manufacturers who wish to submit a breath alcohol screening device for type approval should consult the following documents:


Type Approved Breath Testing Devices

There are numerous devices that have been type approved by the Home Office over the years. These include:

TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1968

Breathalyser name: The Alcotest 80
Year approved: 1968
Approval order: Breath test device approval order 1 | 2 | 3
Manufacturer: Dräger Medical UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1975

Breathalyser name: The Alcotest 80/A
Year approved: 1975
Approval order: Breath test device approval order
Manufacturer: Dräger Medical UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1979

Breathalyser name: The Alcolyser
Year approved: 1979
Approval order: currently unavailable
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter SL-2
Year approved: 1979
Approval order: currently unavailable
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1980

Breathalyser name: The Alert
Year approved: 1980
Approval order: currently unavailable
Manufacturer: Dräger Medical UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1983

Breathalyser name: The Lion Intoximeter 3000
Year approved: 1983
Approval order: currently unavailable
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

The 1983 approval order for The Lion Intoximeter 3000 was revoked January 1st 2000 as these earlier devices could not display a year in the 21st century.

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1987

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter S-L2A
Year approved: 1987
Approval order: Breath test device approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1993

Breathalyser name: The Dräger Alcotest 7410
Year approved: 1993
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Dräger Medical UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter SL-400
Year approved: 1993
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1997

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter SL-400A
Year approved: 1997
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1998

Breathalyser name: The Camic Datamaster
Year approved: 1998
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: CAMIC (Car & Medical Instrument Company) Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Intoxilyzer 6000UK
Year approved: 1998
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 1999

Breathalyser name: Alcosensor IV UK
Year approved: 1999
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Intoximeters UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Intoxilyzer 6000UK (welsh)
Year approved: 1999
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 2002

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter SL-400B
Year approved: 2002
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 2003

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter SL-400AM
Year approved: 2003
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 2004

Breathalyser name: Camic Datamaster
Year approved: 2004
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: CAMIC (Car & Medical Instrument Company) Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: Intoximeter EC/IR
Year approved: 2004
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Intoximeters UK Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Intoxilyser 6000UK
Year approved: 2004
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (EBT) Evidential Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter 500
Year approved: 2004
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter 400A
Year approved: 2004
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: The Lion Alcolmeter SL400
Year approved: 2004
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 2005

Breathalyser name: The Alcotest 6510
Year approved: 2005
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Dräger Medical UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: Alco-sensor FST
Year approved: 2005
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Intoximeters UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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TYPE APPROVAL ORDERS - 2008

Breathalyser name: Alcotest 6810 GB
Year approved: 2008
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Dräger Medical UK Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: Lion Alcometer 500 B
Year approved: 2008
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: Lion Laboratories Ltd
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

Breathalyser name: Envitec AlcoQuant 6020
Year approved: 2008
Approval order: Breath test type approval order
Manufacturer: EnviteC-Wismar GmbH
Used for: (PBT) Preliminary Breath Testing

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