Respiratory protective equipment is designed to prevent staff from inhaling dangerous contaminants found in the air. This can include gases, solvents, powdered chemicals, sprays etc.
Before using RPE, you should ensure that every other reasonable step has been taken to control exposure, air quality and ventilation in your work area. RPE should only ever be used as the last option, and justification for requiring it should be clear in your risk assessment.
Employers must ensure that adequate training is provided to all operatives, supervisors and managers who have any responsibility for the selection, use or maintenance of RPE in the workplace.
The importance of RPE training in any effective RPE programme is undisputed. Our training covers all legislative aspects and can be applied to the specific types of respiratory protective equipment used by the client.