The new AVIVA is the latest innovation in half mask technology now available from the RPE Experts. Its low-profile head harness offers greater stability and compatibility with safety helmets and eye protection, workers will relish the comfort that comes from the AVIVA half mask.
The cutting-edge half mask, which is silicone-free but designed with silicone-like comfort, features novel design elements. AVIVA offers a hybrid reflex seal which allows the wearer added movement and flexibility, a positive fit check button that is built into the device guaranteeing a secure fit of the half mask. Enhanced voice intelligibility enables the wearer to be clearly heard by those around ensuring clear lines of communication.
If you wear a tight fitting respirator mask it is essential that you are fit tested to confirm that the facepiece fits you correctly and is giving you the protection you need. Your respirator mask cannot protect you if it leaks and the major cause of leaks is a poor fitting mask. This is the reason why face fit testing for tight fitting respiratory protection (RPE) is a legal requirement?
‘Research in the UK has shown that up to half of the RPE currently in use does not provide the wearer with the level of protection expected. One of the major reasons for this is that it simply does not fit.’ Alan Murray, chief executive of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)
People come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so it is unlikely that one particular type or size of respiratory protective equipment RPE will fit everyone so fit testing is conducted to ensure that respirator selected is suitable for the wearer