That is why we provide an extensive range of FFP2 and FFP3 respirators and have a proven track record in supplying many key NHS Trusts with these disposable surgical face masks.
The main purpose of a mask is to help prevent particles (droplets) being expelled into the environment by the wearer. Masks are also resistant to fluids, and help protect the wearer from splashes of blood or other potentially infectious substances. They are not necessarily designed for filtration efficiency, or to seal tightly to the face.
Respirators are intended to help reduce the wearer’s exposure to airborne particles. They are made to defined European standard EN149:2001 FFP3 respirator. The standards define the performance required of the respirator, including filtration efficiency.
FFP stands for "filter face piece". The 2 and 3 tells you the protection given.
No hidden costs
High protection against contamination
No need for audit trail and unnecessary paperwork
No decontamination requirements
Easy to use
Cool to wear
Comfortable and Light
Added costs i.e. cost of loss, accidental disposal and man hours to complete monthly audit
Various standards to adhere to regarding decontamination
Record keeping, training, traceability and certification are very important
Methods of decontamination must be demonstrated and validated
Time consuming i.e. management of audit trail, 1 hour per day per clinician lost to cleaning respirators
Awkward to clean
Hot to wear
Heavy on the face
All of our respirators exceed the requirements of the European Standard EN149:2001.
Our Clinical Education Specialists also provide 'Fit Testing Train The Trainer' workshops to all customers who exceed the qualifying minimum order quantity. We believe it is the suppliers duty to provide such a vital service to ensure effective use of medical respirator masks.