Instructions for using disposable particulate respirators.
EN 149:2001+A1:2009 single-use respirators against solid and liquid aerosols are classified according to one of three categories – FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3. Before reading the following information, please check the category to which the respirator belongs – this is indicated on the respirator its self or on the packaging.
FFP1 disposable particulate respirators are approved for use against solid (non-oil) and liquid (oil) aerosols according to EN149:2001. They are suitable for protection from non-toxic harmful materials in concentrations up to 4 x OEL/MAC/TLV (i.e. NPF=4) or 4 x WEL (i.e. APF=4).
FFP2 disposable particulate respirators are approved for use against solid (non-oil) and liquid (oil) aerosols according to EN149:2001. They are suitable to protect against low-to-average toxicity harmful materials in concentrations unto 12 x OEL/MAC/TLV (i.e. NPF=12) or 10 x WEL (i.e. APF=10).
FFP3 disposable particulate respirators are approved for use against solid (non-oil) and liquid (oil) aerosols according to EN149:2001. They are suitable for protection from high toxicity harmful materials in concentrations up to 50 x OEL/MAC/TLV (i.e. NPF=05) or 20 x WEL (i.e. APF=20).
*Note: OEL = Occupational Exposure Limit, MAC = Maximum Admissible Concentration, TLF = Threshold Limit Value, APF = Assigned Protection Factor, WEL = Workplace Exposure Limit, NPF = Nominal protection Factor
- Hold the respirator in your hand with the nosepiece at your fingertips and with the head bands hanging down.
- Position the mask under your chin and over your nose. Stretch and pull the lower head band over your head to the back of your neck, below your ears.
- Stretch and pull the upper head band on the back of your head above your ears.
- Press soft the nosepiece to conform snugly around the nose.
- To test fit: Cup both hands over the respirator and inhale sharply. A negative pressure should be felt inside the respirator. If air flows around your nose or air leaks around the edge, reposition the respirator and the head bands for better fit.
Failure to follow all instructions and limitations on the use of this product could reduce the effectiveness of respirator and results in sickness or death!
Proper training, selection, use and appropriate maintenance are essential in order for the product to help protect the wearer from certain airborne contaminants. Failure to follow all the instructions on the use of these respiratory protection products and/or failure to properly wear the complete product during all periods of exposure may adversely affect the wearer’s health, lead to severe or life threatening illness or permanent disability.
These products does not protect against gases/vapours!
Do not use in atmospheres containing less than 19 % oxygen!
Do not use when the concentrations of contaminants are immediately dangerous to health or life!
Do not use with beards or other facial hair that may inhibit contact between the face and the product thus preventing a good seal!
Do not use in explosive atmospheres!
Leave the contaminated area immediately if:
- Breathing becomes difficult or increased breathing resistance occurs!
- Dizziness or other distress occurs!
Discard and replace the respirator if it becomes damaged or breathing resistance becomes excessive!
Never alter or modify this respirator in any way!
Only for single shift use!
Meaning of pictograms/symbols:
(a) See user information
(b) Temperature range of storage condition
(c) Maximum relative humidity of storage condition
(d) NR: this respirator is limited to single shift use only (with a maximum of 8 hours) and shall not be re-used
(e) D: this respirator passes the optional Dolomite clogging test for more comfortable breathing.