If you are looking to buy respirators in the UK, then consider purchasing from PPE Industrial Supplies near Edinburgh. Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is an important addition to many industries and workplaces to ensure the health and safety of workers.
There are many different types of respirators PPE. It’s important that you choose the right type for your needs. If you are looking for PPE respirators in Scotland then get in touch with us and we can help you decide on the best purchase. There are both powered respirators and non-powered respirators. Non-powered rely on the user’s breathing to draw particles in through the filter. Powered respirators, on the other hand, use a motor to pass the air through the mask, ensuring clean air for the user.
The use of dust mask respirator protection should only be used as a last resort within the hierarchy of control measures. These are Elimination, Substitution, Engineering Controls, Administrative Controls and finally PPE like respirators. However this means that it is important to ensure you have the best quality respirator mask available, as there is nothing further to fall back on for your workers.
Respirators, like an FFP3 respirator, should be used when carrying out potentially infectious aerosol generating procedures, especially in a medical environment. An FFP3 respirator should also be used where you know or suspect a patient to have an infection spread through the air.
Respiratory protection is also regularly required on industrial and building sites, for example with welding. When working in a construction environment which has particles such as silicates, respirable dusts, mists and fumes (including from welding), FFP3 masks are required. They offer the most protection. There are different respirator protection levels. FFP1 respirator masks can be used when there are no harmful particles in the air, and FFP2 respirator masks can be used when more harmful and irritant particle types are likely to be encountered.
Scotland has lower temperatures than the rest of the UK. Thermal insulation needs for respirators vary between the North Sea and the Atlantic coasts, given western Scotland’s milder climate. The Highlands have heavier rainfalls and snowfalls, which call for higher levels of weather resistance in respirators. Each Scottish economic sector also has specific requirements; technology firms in Edinburgh or Glasgow, the oil and gas industries of Aberdeen or agriculture and brewing across Scotland demand different respirators. At PPE, we provide a wide range of respirators to accommodate the needs of different activities and weather conditions.
Employers and employees alike should be familiar with who should be required to wear respirator masks in the UK. In fact, over 12,000 deaths annually in the UK are believed to be due to past exposure to harmful substances whilst at work. These are mainly through inhalation of dust and chemicals. Around 4,000 people are understood to die from previous exposure to asbestos each year. This all highlights how important personal face respirators for construction use really are.
Equally important as having a respirator, PPE is making sure it fits on the face properly. The best face mask in the world won’t work properly if there are gaps around the edge. As people come in different shapes and sizes, ensuring a fit test is important. A fit test should be done with everyone who will be wearing PPE respirators before they first need them, to ensure a correct and tight fit.
Take a look at our online catalogue to see our selection of respirators for use in industry and other types of masks for use in offices, shops, public buildings and a whole range of other settings. Our online catalogue means you can buy PPE respirator masks for welding as well as other types of masks direct from us without having to enter a shop to do so. To buy
the best respirator mask for virus protection and protection in the workplace, get in touch today.
To find out more about where to buy respiratory masks in the UK, then please do contact us. Those in Scotland, looking for a supplier can rely on PPE Industrial Supplies. If you would like to chat about your specific requirements, please get in touch.