KH Plant Training Ltd

KH Plant Training

Respiratory Protection Equipment

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is a particular type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used as a controlled protective measure to the individual wearer against the inhalation of hazardous substances in the workplace air.

Respiratory Protective Equipment is common practice within the workplace where hazardous substances are identified. RPE is separated in to two main parts:

  • Respirator (filtering device)
  • Breathing apparatus (BA)

Both respirators and BA are available in a range of different styles, which can be put into two main groups:

  • Tight-fitting facepieces (often referred to as masks) rely on having a good seal with the wearer’s face. These are available as both non-powered and powered respirators and breathing apparatus.
  • Loose-fitting facepieces – rely on enough clean air being provided to the wearer to prevent contaminant leaking in (only available as powered respirators or BA). Examples are hoods helmets, visors, blouses and suits.

KH Plant Training LTD offer in house training of RPE to ensure you and your employees know exactly what type of RPE is required for protection in certain working situations. Our basic RPE course outlines the types of RPE available and the suitability of it for the exposure potentials.

Please contact us for further details on how we can help and assist you and your employees in the workplace.

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