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FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 disposable mask
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What is the difference between an FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 disposable mask?

A filtering face piece (FFP) respirator mask is a type of respiratory protective equipment (RPE). RPE is designed to protect the wearer from respiratory hazards including dusts, mists and fumes. FFP masks are disposable and therefore should be disposed of at the end of your shift or even sooner if they become heavily soiled. [caption id="attachment_16689" align="aligncenter" width="300"] FFP...
Does my mask need to be fit tested
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Do I need a fit test to wear a respirator mask?

If your company uses tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) then a fit test is a legal requirement. The fit test functions to ensure the mask correctly fits the wearer’s face. Therefore it is able to provide its stated respiratory protection. Ill-fitting masks will not have the required tight seal and are leaky and vulnerable to bypass by contaminants. Faces come in all shapes and...
Surgical and respirator masks
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What's the difference between surgical and respirator masks?

With the outbreak of Coronavirus, masks and other PPE are critical in helping to provide protection against the virus. At the time of writing this post, UK government guidance states that masks are not recommended for use by the general public. Certain job roles such as carers and cleaners may have an increased risk of exposure (especially in settings with sick people) and in these cases, Publi...
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