3M UK Disposable Respirators combine ergonomic design for superior comfort with 3M technologies that help deliver easier breathing and comfortable protection against particulate hazards.
Because comfort is critical, we've gone far beyond the basic requirements and made our respirators as comfortable as possible. Your employees not only wear them, they want to wear them. The 3M™ Cool Flow™ valve and the unique 3-panel, flat-fold design utilised in the 3M™ Aura™ 9300+ Series delivers unrivalled comfort and ease of communication.
We've also colour coded features such as straps and valve lettering to match the protection level provided:
FFP1 Respirator = yellow Assigned Protection Factor (APF) of 4
FFP2 Respirator = blue Assigned Protection Factor (APF) of 10
FFP3 Respirator = red Assigned Protection Factor (APF) of 20
The selection of respiratory equipment follows a basic four-step method:
Identify the Hazards – dust, metal fume, gas, vapour etc.
Assess the Risk – assess the hazard levels against safety standards and consider other protection – eg skin, eye and body.
Select the right Respirator – disposable, reusable, half mask, full face, powered, supplied-air.
Train in Fitting and Use – to optimise respiratory protection.
Disposable respirators are most effective when there is a good seal between the edges of the respirator and the face. The instant this seal is broken, protection is compromised as contaminated air can leak in through any gaps.
Users of tight fitting respirators should be fit tested as required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Heath Regulations (COSHH). For more information visit Respirator Fit Testing.