Workplace conditions such as temperature, humidity and work rate affect wearer comfort and the relevance of the different respirator features that are available. A respirator must allow you the freedom to communicate easily with your colleagues and fit well with the rest of your safety equipment.
Achieving a good fit is essential to the level of protection. A leaking respirator could be perceived as comfortable, but not much better than using no respirator at all.
Always select a respirator that meets the European Standard, is CE Marked and offers you the right level of comfort and protection, and ensure that you fit it correctly.
Many types of respirators seem similar but there are significant differences in the use of materials, design technology and protection levels. Make sure you always use an approved respirator to protect your health.
Identify the Hazard - Dust, Fumes, Metal Fumes, Gas, Vapour etc.
Assess the Risk - Asses the hazard levels against safety standards and consider the other protection required.
Selecting - Select the correct respirator for the required exposure.
Training in Fitting and Use - To optimise the respiratory protection.
FFP1: Non-toxic Solid and Liquid Aerosols
FFP2: Low-to-average Toxicity Solid and Liquid Aerosols
FFP3: High Toxicity Solid and Liquid Aerosols.
MAC = Maximum Admissible Concnetration
OEL = Occupational Exposure Limit
TLV = Threshold Limit Value
APF = Assigned Protection Factor
The Twin Filter Half Mask has a low profile design which provides a large field of vision.
Manufactured from a durable, yet soft TPE material which provides an excellent fit for use with the relevant Gas Filters required for enhanced breathing comfort while working. The Gas Filters can be fitted with replaceable Pre-Filters and Retainer Adapters.
Type A (Brown) - Organic Vapour. Solvents such as White Spirit Toluene and Carbon Tetrachloride (CCl4). Max use level: 1000 ppm or 10 x OEL (whichever is lower).
Type B (Grey) - Inorganic Gases. Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Chlorine (Cl2). Max use level: 1000 ppm or 10 x OEL (whichever is lower).
Type E (Yellow) - Acid Gases. Sulphur Dioxide (SO2). Max use level 1000 ppm or 10 x OEL (whichever is lower).
Type K (Green) - Ammonia. Ammonia (NH3) and certain amines. Max use level 1000 ppm or 10 x OEL (whichever is lower).
Type ABEK (Combined A,B,E,K) - Combination Filter. Max use level 1000 ppm or 10 x OEL (whichever is lower).
Type P (White) - P3 Particulate. Particles / Dust. P3 Max use level 50 x OEL.
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