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3M™ Personal Safety Products

Preparing for a DIY job also means making sure you’ve got the right safety equipment. You can protect yourself from a range of common DIY hazards with 3M personal safety products, including hearing protection (ear plugs & ear defenders), mask repirators, and safety goggles for eye protection. Great 3M products for better DIY safety.

Eye Protection - Safety goggles and spectacles

The 3M Safety Goggle for eye protection provides a tight seal to the face and protects you from splashing when painting, dust and debris when sanding, plus the safety goggle will also protect you from splinters when using powertools. A range of modern safety spectacles are also available to protect the eyes, including safety eye goggles specifically designed for use in low light environments and outdoor DIY activities.

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3M™ Safety Goggles

Respiratory Protection – Maintenance Free Particulate & Re-useable Respirators

3M Respirators protect you from paint odours, fine dust from sanding and other airborne particles. All 3M Personal Safety Products contain an exhalation valve for comfort which prevents heat build-up.

Dust Respirators

Choose from our range of Maintenance Free Respirators for Protection against dusts.

  • FFP1 Respirators offer the lowest protection against dust. The 3M 8812C respirator is ideal for hand sanding, home activities & pollen.
  • FFP2 Respirators offer medium protection against dust. The 3M 8822C respirator is suggested for use when drilling, power sanding, grinding and sawing. Available in packs of 1 & 3. Also available as a flat fold respirator (3M 9322C2) for extra comfort and easy storage.
  • FFP3 Respirators offer a high protection level. The 3M 9332C respirator is ideal for laying loft insulation & power sanding all woods and some more toxic materials (such as chrome and lead based paints). The unique flat fold design is highly comfortable.

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3M™ Maintenance Free Particulate & Re-usable Respirators

Paint, Mist and Odour Respirators

  • FFP1 3M 9914 Water-based Paint & Odour Respirator protects against unpleasant odours from water-based brush or roller painting.
  • FFA1P2 respirators protects against mists and odours when using solvent-based paints or solutions, and when paint is being applied as a spray.
  • The 3M 4251C is a maintenance free particulate and gas/vapour respirator with no spare parts to change whilst the 3M 6002C respirator is re-usable and replacement filters are available for repeat use (3M 6002CR).

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3M™ Paint & Odour Respirator

Hearing Protection - ear plugs and ear defenders

3M ear plugs and defenders protect your hearing from damage when using powertools or other noisy machinery. Ear plugs, when fitted properly, offer a good level of hearing protection against most noise levels, such as hammering, power tools and snoring! The ear plugs are easier to wear than ear defenders when also wearing eye protection. Available as a pack of 5 disposible ear plug pairs (3M 1100C) or as a single ear plug pair of corded, reusable plugs in a storage box (3M 1271C).

3M 1435C Ear Defenders offer a good level of hearing protection against noise created from hammering, power tools and machinery. The ear defenders are quick and easy to fit for intermittent use. May be unsuitable if eye protection is also being worn as the seal may not remain intact around the ear.

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3M™ Ear Defenders
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