Respiratory Protection Signs
Respiratory protection signs are a visual reminder of the need to use breathing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. These are necessary to protect against a range of potential hazards including; airborne dust particles, including asbestos; gas or fumes; vapour; and oxygen deficient atmospheres.
The body protection products are outlined in the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992. Breathing protection equipment can include dust masks, odour masks, respirators, air-fed helmets or hoods, free standing HEPA filters and breathing apparatus.
The signs indicate the need to use the appropriate appliances or equipment, and their location. These mandatory safety signs and safe conditions safety signs are manufactured to comply with the harmonised standard EN 7010, and the Signs and Safety Regulations 1996, covering the symbol or pictogram, colour, and layout.
Common applications include industrial sandblasting, grinding or spraying; clearing of spillages; pressure washing; welding; metal manufacture and fabrication; general construction and DIY; demolition; asbestos removal; working in confined spaces; laboratories and research facilities; and hospitals.