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Why choose a PAPR?

13 February 2019

A Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) is a type of personal protective equipment used to safeguard workers against contaminated air, explains PK Safety.

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”.

A 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.

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”

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.

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