FFP3 Masks

FFP3 Dust Masks

Our range of FFP3 masks offer a high level of protection against dangerous particulates & radioactive contamination and are available as both FFP3 disposable dust masks or as reusable FFP3 face masks such as the full face mask or half mask with the correct protection graded P3 respirator filters.

  • All our FFP3 face mask are EN 149:2001 +A1:2009 quality standard providing an assigned protection value (APF) 20  and 50 NPF protection.  This provides protection against fine particulates, solid aerosols or liquids listed as toxic as low as 0.3 microns.
  • Protection against lead, cement silica dust, biological, mould, powder, treated wood as well as against viruses & asbestos (Asbestos Mask) 

Why choose our FFP3 Masks?

  • Our FFP3 face masks have passed the highest regulatory safety tests & have full provenance ensuring total FFP3 protection.
  • Our highest grade FFP3 have exceeded additional " Dolomite Tests" for the dustiest of environments providing the lowest breathing resistance available.
  • Each FFP3 mask has been designed for excellent face fit & comfort, adjustable head straps ensure close secure fitting for the hardest tasks.
  • Over 15 years experience protecting our customers from the most dangerous hazardous materials.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an FFP3 mask?

An FFP3 mask has a level of protection APF x 20 TLV and filters efficiency at 98%. It is the highest grade of protection available in the UK. These can either be in the form of a disposable mask or a reusable mask with the correct P3 filter.

What is FFP3 protection?

FFP3 protection is the highest level of protection available in the UK with filters providing 99% filtration efficiency with APF 20 TLV protection.

Is P3 the same as FFP3?

P3 is a term that is used more for filters and provides the same level of protection as FFP3. Both will provide an APF 20 and filter efficiency from 0.3 microns.

What are FFP3 Masks used for?

FFP3 Face masks are used in dangerous environments providing the highest level of protection at APF 20x TLV. They are used for protection against viruses, asbestos fibres, silica dust aerosols etc.

What is the difference between FFP2 & FFP3?

FFP3 masks provide a far higher level of protection than FFP2 masks. FFP2 masks protect from slightly toxic or irritating solid aerosols & liquids at 94% filtration offering an APF 10x TLV. The highest grade of protection offered by a disposable mask is the FFP3 mask providing 99% particulate filtration with an APF 20 x TLV and protection from highly toxic materials.

FFP3 masks tend to be used in more dangerous environments where the highest level of protection is required. It will stock particles as small as 0.3 microns whereas an FFP2 mask protects from particle sizes upwards of 2-5 microns.

When deciding between using them take into account is the hazard slightly toxic or highly toxic.

Is FFP3 the same as P3?

Both offer the same protection level. FFP3 refers to disposable masks, P3 is the same protection level provided by filters.

What jobs would use an FFP3 Face Mask?

These face masks provide the highest level of protection. Examples of jobs requiring FFP3 Respirator masks would be Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Construction, Groundworks, Healthcare, Powder coating & low-grade asbestos work.

Would an FFP3 Masks protect me against viruses?

The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) recommends the use of protective masks classified as FFP3 respirators against viruses. This is the highest level of respiratory mask available with a protection level of at least 20 APF.

What is the difference between a Surgical face Mask and an FFP3 respirator?

Surgical masks are classified as loose-fitting facepieces because they leave gaps around the face. Whilst they provide a degree of protection an FFP3 respirator as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) should be used for protection against viruses. An FFP3 mask (Tight-fitting facepiece) is when conducting infectious aerosol-generating procedures.

Normal cloth face pieces made out of clothing offer no / limited protection.

What is the difference between FFP3's Non-Valved Face Mask & a Valved Face Mask?

FFP3's both valved & non-valved face masks provide the same protection. The valve on mask makes it more comfortable when wearing for a longer time. The air exhaled is unfiltered. The mask without valve filters both inhaled and exhaled air protection both user and those nearby.