From Manufacturing to Agriculture, Healthcare to Construction, RPE is used to prevent potentially harmful hazards in the air from getting into your lungs and negatively impacting your health.
ADEQUATE & SUITABLE
To be effective, RPE must be both adequate and suitable.
THE HSE defines these terms as:
Adequate – It is right for the hazard and reduces exposure to the level required to protect the wearer’s health.
Suitable – It is right for the wearer, task and environment, such that the wearer can work freely and without additional risks due to the RPE.
If tight-fitting RPE is selected, to ensure it is suitable, it must be face fit tested before use.
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RPE comes in a variety of different specifications to best suit the user's needs. Click through for more information on types, filters and fittings.EXPLORE
It is a legal requirement that all tight-fitting RPE be face fit tested before first use in the workplace, to ensure a good seal can be achieved.EXPLORE