What is meant by BFE?

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BFE stands for Bacterial Filtration Efficiency. It is used to define the effectiveness of filtration materials and is a test performed on materials that provide protection such as face masks and surgical gowns. It measures how material filters biological aerosols including Covid-19 droplets. The test is a requirement of EN14683 which all surgical masks used… Read more »

Irema donates respirator masks to Ukraine

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Irema Facemate FFP2 masks bound for Ukraine Irema has donated 36,000 FFP2 masks to two groups helping the people of Ukraine. Each group will receive 18,000 masks (one pallet) of FFP2 masks. The first will be shipped on Saturday 4th March with the second departing the following week. The respirator masks will be distributed to… Read more »

How to do an FFP fit check

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What is an FFP fit check

An FFP fit check (or fit test) is carried out after donning (putting on) an FFP style mask. (Instructions on how best to do this in a previous post). A fit check is necessary to ensure that there is a tight seal around the face. A tight seal provides the best protection for the wearer… Read more »

How to put on an FFP2 face mask

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How to put on an FFP2 face mask

If you are wondering how to correctly put on an Irema Facemate FFP2 face mask, the HSE has created a step by step document using Irema’s Facemate mask. Click on the image below to visit the page on the HSE website:    

HSE recommends FFP2 masks for healthcare workers

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HSE guidance has been updated to state that FFP2 masks must be worn by healthcare workers in all settings where they are caring for patients.   Respirator Masks Respirator masks (FFP2) are to be worn by healthcare workers in all settings where they are caring for patients. Respirator masks (FFP2) will also be offered to… Read more »