RESPIRATOR CORRECT INSTALLATION MANUAL
Respirators can catch viruses, bacteria, but also solid particles in the air, but they must be used and used correctly. How to proceed will be explained in our brief manual.
HOW TO APPLY THE RESPIRATOR CORRECTLY
Disinfect your hands before wearing the respirator.
Put on the respirator so that the nose clip is at the top center.
Before mounting, we recommend shaping the nose clip by gently bending it into an inverted U-shape. If necessary, crease the nose clip directly on the face.
Apply the respirator so that it covers the nose, mouth and chin.
A properly fitted respirator is close to the face, so always put it on your shaved face.
After attaching the respirator, do not touch the front of the respirator with your hands.
HOW TO REMOVE THE RESPIRATOR CORRECTLY
Always remove the respirator by its rear straps. Do not touch the front with your hands.
If you use a respirator with a replaceable filter, be sure to replace it regularly.
The life of the respirator depends, among other things, on the environment in which we operate, and is determined by the manufacturer. Good mask’s FFP2 respirators have an eight-hour lifespan, which is the time the respirator should effectively protect its wearer from possible COVID-19 infection.
POSSIBLE RISKS WHEN CARRYING THE RESPIRATOR
The respirator does not adhere well to the face
If the respirator does not adhere well to the face, it does not provide effective protection for the wearer. Therefore, after fitting a respirator without a valve, you can check for leaks by covering the surface of the respirator with both hands and exhaling sharply. If air flows around the nose, the nose clamp needs to be better shaped. If air flows around its sealing line, it is necessary to correct its deployment.
Touching the respirator during use
In front of the respirator there is a filter that catches harmful substances from the air, such as viruses, bacteria or solid particles. However, if we touch the front of the respirator with our hands, the transfer of biological material to ourselves may occur. to other items we came in contact with.
False feeling of complete protection
No respirator is able to provide us with 100% protection. Therefore, we recommend that you do not stay unnecessarily in places with increased human concentrations and follow all regulations that aim to minimize the risk of infection with the new type of coronavirus.
Respirator with exhalation valve
Respirators with an exhalation valve protect the wearer, but pose a significant risk to the environment. If the wearer is already infected, he can infect others around him. It is therefore far more appropriate to wear a respirator without an exhalation valve, as there is no risk of infecting others.
If you are using a respirator with an exhalation valve, experts recommend that you put a drape over it to serve as an exhalation valve filter. However, this solution can cause some discomfort to the wearer, especially in summer or in warmer environments.
OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
A protective mask or respirator protects our respiratory tract from possible infection. If you want to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19 through your hands or eyes, we also recommend using protective gloves and goggles or a protective shield. As part of prevention, do not forget to keep the specified distance from other people at least 2 meters. In addition, health professionals should use protective coats, suits, caps, etc.