What is a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)?Posted on 12th December 2018

A Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) is a type of personal protective equipment used to safeguard workers against contaminated air. PAPRs are a wearable motor driven respirator that actively filter the ambient air of a workplace and deliver it to the operative through a hood worn on the head.  PAPRs are sometimes called positive-pressure masks, blower units, or just blowers. An easy way to think of these is as a “vacuum cleaner in reverse”.



So why choose a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)?


Easier, more comfortable breathing


PAPR system uses a motor instead of lung power to draw air through the filter. This lets you breathe more naturally while feeling a constant airflow in your head top while working in hot and humid environments.


Combined protection from the neck up


With a PAPR kit workforces can choose to add various protective elements so that it offers eye, ear and/or head protection as well as the respiratory protection offered “on the tin”


Options for Limited Facial Hair


Beards, stubble and heavy sideburns compromise the “seal” of a disposable, half face or full-face mask meaning that they offer NO protection to the user at all. Certain PAPR kits allows users to have any form of facial hair.


All Day Comfort


A Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) delivers filtered air, all shift long, for improved protection and comfort your employees will want to wear.


If you have any questions regarding Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) then please contact us today or call us on 01433 741999.

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