3M™ reusable respiratory equipment requires regular checks
and maintenance to ensure optimum performance and protection for the
In addition to potentially reducing protection levels, poor maintenance
can also reduce the effective lifetime of the equipment, resulting in
the additional cost of replacement.
Guidance on the appropriate checks is provided in the instruction booklets
with each new item.
The Care and Maintenance posters make this information accessible on
a day-to-day basis and are a strong visual reminder.
The maintenance of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is a legal
requirement under the COSHH Regulations (1999), which states that RPE
should be regularly tested, inspected and maintained in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions.