FACIAL PROTECTION RANGE
Our range of Facial PPE provides for all aspects of this requirement from isolation, dental procedures, medical procedures and surgery.
MEDICAL SAFETY GOGGLES
Our re-usable non-fogging, fully enclosed goggles provide for a high level of protection whilst allowing full free movement of the user in high energy use environments.
Medical uses: Operating theaters, Dental procedures, General hospital environments including Sluice rooms.
Industrial and Food environment uses: Food preparation, Chemical filling or decanting, Chemical washing, water blasting, sand blasting, bead blasting, grinding, metal cutting, wood cutting
MEDICAL GRADE FACE SHIELDS
Face shields are an effective way to reduce your risk when operating in high-risk areas. The full face cover provides eye and face protection to direct splashing. (When used with a full face shield, Type IIR surgical masks may be used in the Operating Theatre).
Medical uses: Operating theatres, Dental procedures, General hospital environments including Sluice rooms.
Industrial and food environment uses: Food preparation, Chemical filling or decanting, Chemical washing.
LEVEL 2 TYPE IIR PROCEDURE MASKS
Medical masks are designed to protect the clinician and the patient. They are rated in accordance with ATSM Level 2 / EN 14683 Type IIR / AS 4381 and provides for different levels of protection.
Convenient ear loop fastening
Medical Level 2 procedure mask - comfortable and breathable
BFE≥99% and BFR of 120mmHg.
3 layers: non-woven fabric + 99% melt blown fabric + micro fibre non-woven.
Each mask measures 95mm x 175mm.
LEVEL 3 SURGICAL MASKS - 4 LAYER TIE BACK
Surgical masks are designed to protect the clinician and the patient. They are rated in accordance with ATSM Level 3, EN 14683 type IIR, AS 4381.
Tie back fastening.
Available in standard, no fog, and no fog with visor options.
Medical level 3 procedure mask - comfortable and breathable.
BFE > 99% and BFR of 160mmHg.
4 layers: 2 x non-woven fabric + 99% melt blown fabric + microfibre non-woven.
Each mask measures 180mm x 180mm.
KN95 RESPIRATOR MASKS
There is a fundamental difference between a medical-grade mask and a respirator. Respirators are graded in accordance with EN149.
A respirator provides protection of the nose and mouth from all airborne particulate which may be inhaled. This protection is categorized in its level of filtration.
Our KN95 medical-grade respirator BFE≥99% is 5 ply with a 3mm latex-free flat elastic ear loop; plastic and wire nosepiece; 45g/m2 PP white spun bond outer layer; 45g/m2 bacteriostatic 99% new material (environmental protection 2-ply filter layer); ES thermo-bonded soft inner layer.
FFP2/3 / N95 / N99 SURGICAL RESPIRATOR
FFP2 FPP3, N95 and N99 surgical grade masks. BFE ≥ 99%, blood fluid resistant 120mmHg.
Compliant with EN149 / EN 14683 - Type IIR standards.
5-ply construction: 3mm latex-free flat elastic ear loop; plastic and wire nosepiece; 45g/m2 PP white spun bond outer layer; 45g/m2 biostatic 99% new material (environmental protection 3-ply filter layer); ES thermo-bonded soft inner layer.
REUSABLE FABRIC MASKS
Effective for use to protect against bacteria and virus transmission. Comes in 4 styles:
Classic shape non-woven masks have a 100% polyester outer layer, an anti-bacterial non-woven middle layer, and a 65% cotton and 35% polyester inner layer. Wash cycles: 100.
Classic shape Nano Woven masks have 100% cotton poplin outer and inner layers, and a Nano Woven middle layer. Wash cycles: 60.
Masque L1 masks have a 100% polyester outer layer, an antibacterial non-woven middle layer, and a 65% cotton and 35% polyester inner layer. Wash cycles: 100.
Masque L3 masks have a 280g/m2 95/5 polyester/Elastane air-weaving fabric outer layer, a Nano Woven fabric middle layer, and a 100% cotton jersey inner layer. Wash cycles: 60.
STYLE AND FIT OPTIONS
Regardless of mask protection level or type, the fitting of the mask is critical to your protection. An ill-fitted mask may not ensure that the protection levels of the mask are correctly met.
Ear loops: These are an easy fitting to allow a fast fit however you must check your fit and ensure that the mask is fitted correctly to cover from below your chin to the nose bridge and cross your face. Ensure that the fog bar is adjusted correctly and moulded to the bridge of your nose.
Tie backs: These masks are specifically designed to be tied back to provide higher levels of comfort and a firmer fit for longer periods of time. Tie backs provide confidence that the mask is fitted and will sty in pace for the duration of use. These masks require checking by your operating room supervisor to ensure the mask is fitted.
Respirators: In the case of respirator masks, you must check your fit every time. Cover the front of the respirator with both hands, being careful not to disturb the fit of the respirator. Exhale sharply. If air leaks around the nose, re-adjust the nose clip to eliminate leakage. If air leaks at the respirator edges, work the straps back along the sides of the head to eliminate leakage. Repeat the above fit check.
Duke University tests mask effectiveness
Researchers at Duke University used a simple test on 14 different types of face coverings to determine which are most effective.
The most effective was the fitted N95 mask without valve. Three-layer surgical masks and cotton masks also performed well.
At the other end of the spectrium, folded bandannas and knitted masks performed very poorly, while neck fleeces (also called gaiter masks) resulted in a higher number of respiratory droplets than wearing no mask at all.
“Low-cost measurement of facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech” by: Emma P. Fischer, Martin C. Fischer, David Grass, Isaac Henrion, Warren S. Warren and Eric Westman. Cite as: Fischer et al., Sci. Adv. 10.1126/sciadv.abd3083 (2020).