How does a full face respirator mask work?

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Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE), like the full face respirator mask, is a must-have in hazardous working environments. If you’re looking for RPE, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Surface Finishing Equipment Group today!

What is a full face respirator mask?

A full face respirator mask is an essential piece of protective equipment that is ideal for those who work in hazardous environments. SFEG supply the full face respirator which is designed to protect the face against various harmful particles and airborne contaminants, including:

  • Aerosols
  • Chemicals
  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Fumes
  • Gases
  • Smoke
  • Sprays
  • Vapours

Wearing a full face respirator will eliminate the risk of health problems such as lung cancer, lung impairment and many other diseases- hence why it’s so important that you choose the right one.

How does the full face respirator work?

The way a full face respirator works is simple. SFEG provide the mask to suit the demands of all industries to ensure that you have the protection that you need when working in dangerous environments.

A full face respirator, like the cartridge mask, is purposely designed to filter harmful particles- purifying and cleaning the air that you breathe. The full face respirator mask is worn by the individual and is fastened to the head securely using an adjustable strap.

How to choose the right respirator mask?

Choosing a full face respirator is not easy unless you know what you’re looking for. There are several factors that you need to be aware of before you select a respirator mask from SFEG including the following:

  • Know your environment

The environmental conditions play a huge part in the process of selection. When there are various contaminants within the air, you will require a heavy-duty mask to ensure that you have the protection that you need.

  • Know what hazards you’ll be faced with

Full face respirators protect you against all contaminants and are suitable for all working environments. Make sure that you select a mask that matches your unique requirements.

  • Know which mask suits your exact needs

SFEG provide the full face respirator mask to suit spray painting applications. It has a Triplex glass safety screen which can easily be wiped clean and shields the eyes from paint, vapours and other hazards.

Safety tips

When choosing a full face respirator mask, make sure that it fits properly to ensure ultimate protection. In addition to this, you’ll want to choose a mask that is certified to protect you against specific contaminants.

Regularly inspect your full face respirator to ensure that it meets EN136 standards. The Airvisor 2 full face air fed mask will require a supply of breathable compressed air and should accord to EN12021 requirements.

Always read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to make sure that you know how to use the mask, how to clean it and how to store it. When storing the mask, try and keep it somewhere safe.

If you need to know more about the full face respirator mask, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the SFEG experts today.

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