The global pandemic was caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. Healthcare workers’ need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has consistently presented problems with availability, suitability, and international stocks. Around 20% of healthcare professionals in some settings who are treating COVID-19 cases have contracted the virus, which causes staff absences during the pandemic’s height and, in some circumstances, fatalities.
A straightforward full-face respirator using low-cost, readily available components to remedy PPE’s flaws. The prototype’s manufacturing complexity was kept to a minimum so that with minor adjustments, derivative versions might be created in environments with limited resources.
Why Respirators are used
There are two main ways that respirators protect the user. The first is the elimination of airborne impurities. Particulate respirators, which remove airborne particles, and air-purifying respirators with cartridges or canisters, which remove chemicals and gases, are examples of these classes of respirators.
Other respirators provide clean, respirable air from a different source to protect. This group of respirators includes self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which has its air supply, and airline respirators, which use compressed air from a distance.
Qualities Of a Full Face Respirator
- The Full Face Respirator provides excellent, lightweight protection that is simple to operate.
- Numerous particulate, heat, and also vapour filters can be connected using the Connection System, which provides full-face respirators.
- Full-face respirators are made of lightweight yet strong materials.
- They have a broad lens for visibility and eye protection
- Full Face Respirator has a distinctive Flow Valve. This unique centre adapter distributes moisture and exhaled breath downward while decreasing the likelihood.
Wearing specs is not a problem anymore.
Full-face respirators are now produced using a lot of technology, making them simple products for users to operate. I was considering those who use glasses.
For those who need optical correction, the full-face respirator mask can be provided with an optical insert and prescription lenses.
A Full Face Respirator Mask with an optical insert and prescription lenses made to the wearer’s prescription can now be provided by an in-house visual team of optometrists and optical dispensers.
Types of Respirators
Two different types of respirators are available for use, depending on convenience.
- Traditional respirators are simply another type of standard respirator with complete face protection and shallow breathing.
- Prescribed respirators– these are primarily created for those who wear glasses. These respirators come with specialised glass made from drinks named for the wearer’s eye number.
- Activities such as assembling, lab work, chemicals management and cleaning, toxic splashing, snipping, polishing, burner operation, cutting, as well as other duties are recommended.
- a good field of vision with a large lens
- Using silicone face seals can make them comfortable and durable.
simple to clean
- A secure, comfortable fit is provided with a four-point harness.
- Excellent for areas where respiratory, facial, and eye protection are required
- Easy to wear rubber straps that don’t feel uncomfortable
- Extensive filters help in easy breathing
- Unique prescribed lenses are made for people wearing spectacles.
The purpose of a respirator is to prevent the user from inhaling airborne contaminants such as dust, fumes, vapours, and infectious agents linked to inhaling minute and large particle droplets by respiratory protection, and PPE guidelines guide appropriate selection and use.