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Respiratory protective device checking

Every respiratory protective device (full-face mask, powered air purifying respirator, powered air supplying respirator, SCBA and emergency escape breathing device) is considered as category III equipment. They has thus to be periodically checked, basically once a year minimum.

Standards related to the filtering respiratory protection equipments

Using category 3 respiratory protective equipment such as full-face masks, powered air purifying respirators, supplied air respirators, SCBA, emergency escape devices implies a periodical checking and a follow-up in order to check their proper operation. Local and international regulations state for annual checking in certified service centers.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICE CHECKING FREQUENCY

Respiratory protective device

Control type

Frequency

Mask and half-mask

Bench test

Annual

Powered air purifying respirator

Checking

Annual

Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)

Bench test

Annual

Supplied air respirator

Bench test

Annual

Steel compressed air cylinder

Visual

Every 40 months

Requalification

Every 10 years

Composite compressed air cylinder

Visual

Every 2 years

Requalification

Every 4 years

Escape respirator

Visual

Annual

Requalification

See manufacturer’s notice

Self-rescuer

Visual

Annual

Requalification

See manufacturer’s notice

Emergency escape SCBA

Visual

Annual

Requalification

See manufacturer’s notice

Level II & III asbestos protection

Checking

Annual

OUR RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIMPENT CHECKING LABORATOY

Thanks to our brand new control and maintenance laboratory and our trained team of technicians who are regularly certified by manufacturers, we can offer respiratory protective equipment checking. We also propose this service on you site upon request.

⇒ Go to respiratory protection device maintenance page

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