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Have a read through our blogs and articles related to Breathing Apparatus Equipment such as self-contained BA sets, facemask and filters powered air respirators and long duration breathing apparatus. This includes product reviews, buying guides and helpful videos.

  1. Keeping Safe with Dry Ice/Vaccine Storage & Transportation
    Keeping Safe with Dry Ice/Vaccine Storage & Transportation
    In this short guide, we'll take a look at the hazards of dry ice/vaccine storage and transportation. Considering how to store and transport safely and adequate safety equipment to keep workers safe. What is Dry Ice? Dry Ice is made from Carbon Dioxide (CO2) cooled to a temperature of -78°C (-108.4°F). It's non-flammable and a colourless material that's available in...
  2. Respirator Fit Testing - Why Use TSI PortaCount Pro+ Model 8038-1
    Respirator Fit Testing - Why Use TSI PortaCount Pro+ Model 8038-1
    A respirator can't save your life if it doesn't fit properly. Having a reliable process to check the fit is logical and life-saving. In this guide, we'll look at why you should add the TSI PortaCount Pro+ Model 8038-1 to your kit. What is a Fit Test? Before we dive into the features and benefits of the TSI PortaCount Pro+ Model 8038-1...
  3. What Is the Difference Between the Drager X-Plore 3300 & X-Plore 3500?
    What Is the Difference Between the Drager X-Plore 3300 & X-Plore 3500?
    drager half face masks In this short guide, we’ll compare the similarities and differences between the Drager X-plore 3300 and the Drager X-plore 3500. What Is the Difference, or Similarity, Between the Drager X-Plore 3300 & X-Plore 3500? The X-plore 3300 is for low-maintenance tasks whilst the X-plore 3500 is used for longer-term tasks They're both half face mask They both come in three different sizes Both masks have a FlexiFit cradle Both masks require the use of Bayonet filters The X-plore 3500 is made from hypoallergenic material and has a DropDown harness Read on to find out more about these similarities and differences. Continue reading →
  4. Drager X-plore 3300 Half Face Mask - How to Don Properly
    Drager X-plore 3300 Half Face Mask - How to Don Properly
    In this Frontline Safety expert guide, we'll show you how to quickly and safely don your Drager X-plore 3300 mask. Start off by watching our tutorial video. Drager X-Plore 3300 Mask - Understanding the Components Let's look at the different parts of the mask. Continue reading →
  5. Reviewed - Drager X-Plore 3300 (Medium) Chemical Workset
    The X-Plore 3300 chemical workset basically comes ready to use. All you need to do is attach the filters and you’re ready to be protected. The whole kit includes the X-plore 3300 half face mask in a size medium and one pair of ABEK1 Hg P3 bayonet filters. Click here to view this product on our website. ABEK1 Hg P3...
  6. Ebola Virus and PPE - a Frontline Safety Guide
    With the Ebola virus continuing to spread, more and more guidelines on the types of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are being published, adding a level of confusion as to the best and most effective PPE to be worn when dealing with cases of the virus. For example, the Centre for Disease Control in the United States has released more information on what it regards is the minimum level of PPE to be donned by anyone exposed to Ebola, along with the need for such persons to be receive proper PPE training. It's clear, therefore, that while Ebola remains without a cure, the use of PPE is absolutely to controlling the spread of the virus. In this guide we'll take you through some of the items of PPE which should be regarded as the minimum for anyone at risk of being exposed to Ebola. Continue reading →
  7. World COPD Day 2013 improves awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    'Take 5 and Stay Alive'Source: BLF Today’s event is organised annually by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), with this year’s theme as “It’s Not Too Late”. The theme supports efforts to develop new treatments for COPD and gives a positive message that there are actions which can be taken by sufferers at any stage of...
  8. Asbestos expert fined after workers are exposed to asbestos fibres
    Drager X-plore 3300 Construction Set Workers’ lack of protective clothing leads to the exposure of potentially-deadly fibres. Steven Kelly of Manchester-based firm Winsulate has been fined as a result of an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive. Inspectors found that three workers onsite Trafford College in Stretford failed to wear suitable protective clothing or masks and instead wore...
  9. Dairy company and welding company both failed to notify workers of asbestos exposure
    CEL 712Microdust ProFrom Casella Dairy Crest Limited were fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £22,214 in costs after breaching Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. The company were criticised after they failed to properly plan the work removal work and failed to provide proper training for workers. They were prosecuted this week alongside Rochdale Electric Welding Company Limited (REWCO) who...
  10. Building site safety targeted by Health and Safety Executive
    Drager X-Plore 6300Full Facemask The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been targeting the nation's building sites in a bid to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in the construction industry. A month-long initiative is being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with a view to improving standards in the construction industry. The organisation is...

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