Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

Type of item
MS information
Country
United Kingdom
Year of publication
2017

English

Description

This page provides information and tools to help employers select and manage the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the workplace. There are many types of RPE, including equipment designed to protect the wearer from a variety of hazards, equipment designed to suit a variety of work situations and equipment designed to match the specific requirements of the wearer. The information is applicable to disposable and reusable masks, breathing apparatus and powered respirators. Among others, resources include Respiratory protective equipment at work: A practical guide, Fit testing of respiratory protective equipment facepieces, RPE — Employee Toolbox talk (Powerpoint presentation).

Other data

Provider
Provider name (English)
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Provider name (Original)
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Type of provider
Tasks covered
Not applicable
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Vapours
Hazard - health effects
Not applicable
Exposure route
Inhalation
Prevention measures
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material
General information
Guidance
Training
Target group
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Supervisor
Workers