Standards and Directives

Of course, our products meet all the necessary standards, and not just that – we always require that little bit more from our products. This ensures the extra safety that our customers – rightly – expect from us.

AUS/NZ Respiratory Protection Standards

There are two Australian/New Zealand Standards covering personal respiratory protection and risk management. These Standards form a basis for the selection, use and maintenance of RPE in Australian and New Zealand workplaces. When respirator use is required in the workplace, respirators shall conform to the requirements of AS/NZS 1716.

AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment. This Standard offers information to employers and users on different types of RPE, how to select the right type for the job and how to correctly maintain it.

AS/NZS 1716:2012 Respiratory protective devices. This Standard offers information to manufacturers, suppliers, employers and users by setting out performance requirements for different types of RPE

In accordance with the test in AS/NZS 1716 there are three classes of particulate filter classified:

 

Particulate FiltersEFFECTIVE AGAINST
Class P1intended for use against mechanically generated particulates of sizes most commonly encountered in industry. Has a low to medium absorption capacity filter
Class P2intended for use against both mechanically and thermally generated particulates. Has a medium absorption capacity filter
Class P3intended for use against all particulates including highly toxic materials. Has a high absorption capacity filter. Nevertheless this can only be achieved in a full face respirator

 

 

In AS/NZS 1715 it specifies that users of any tight fitting respirators are to be fit tested prior to starting work and then at least annually after this.

There are 2 types of facial fit testing- Quantitative and Qualitative. Qualitative fit test - A facial fit test to identify pass/fail results and relying on the subject’s response to a test agent. Quantitative fit test - A facial fit test giving numerical results and not relying on the subject’s response to a test agent.

Respiratory Protective Equipment is more likely to be worn where it fits well, provides comfort, and is accepted by the user. The appropriate respirator should be worn the entire time that a person is at risk of exposure. In practice, the user’s adherence to this principle will be influenced by the wearability of the individual respirator; influencing factors include comfort, field of vision and the need to communicate without removing the device.

 

 

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