When Surgical Masks Aren’t Enough


Did you know that your respiratory health could be at risk, even when wearing a surgical mask?

Surgical Masks vs Respiratory Protective Equipment

Surgical masks offer little protection against airborne hazards, as hazardous particles can be breathed in through the gaps.
In contrast, a respirator will provide the ultimate protection for keeping your lungs safe. More than 100x that of not wearing one.
HSE Research Report 2008 RR619: ‘Evaluating the protection afforded by surgical masks’

Everyday, thousands of healthcare workers across the country are being exposed to respiratory hazards.

  • Airborne bone and skin particles
  • Diathermy plumes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Strong Disinfectants
  • Fixatives
  • Chemical Solvents
  • Drug-resistant TB infected lungs

Are just a few examples of potential hazards where a surgical mask simply would not do.

Different hazards require different filters and equipment to protect you from respiratory infection and severe ill-health.

Full Support specialise in RPE with expert knowledge of respiratory hazards, filters and equipment.

With single-use P3 respirators, half-masks, full-face masks, loose-fitting powered air and a range of filters available, whatever your situation – we have you covered.

Speak with one of our RPE experts today for a free consultation on:
01933 672180 | info@fullsupporthealthcare.com