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ECOBuilder-Specifiers Journal spring2018

Breathing Safely The UK

Breathing Safely The UK Construction industry has improved substantially on its Safety record over the last few decades, but certain Health issues in the industry are under some scrutiny at the moment. Respiratory complaints such as COPD and occupational Asthma caused by exposure to harmful dusts, gases and vapours are often not immediately diagnosed, and are on the rise. Symptoms do not manifest themselves for a number of years or even decades, by which time it is often too late to reverse debilitating medical conditions. The health issues caused by Silica dust (Silicosis) are a top priority for the HSE who are looking to reduce the worrying increasing number of sufferers. With over 35000 workers reporting they currently have breathing/ lung problems, caused or made worse by work, the cost to the construction industry in both lost time and expertise is enormous. Are you masking a problem? Sundström are a third generation family company with a passion for designing and manufacturing respiratory equipment. We have 90 years’ experience, and are proud of our reputation for quality and innovation. Our range includes a solution to most environments found in construction from half masks to airline, powered solutions to escape hoods. UK Sales Manager Tony Smith added; ‘It is not only about understanding the contaminant, but also the needs of the wearer, the employer and their legislative requirements. The equipment must be acceptable to all parties but above all it must be comfortable and compatible with all other PPE used by the wearer.’ Sundström’s extensive range provides a solution to all your respiratory problems. The SR 100 half mask is widely used as the product of choice in the asbestos industry due to its excellent face fit performance. Due to the popularity of facial hair and the legal requirement to undertake face fit testing, the use of negative pressure masks may not be acceptable. Our powered units offer a comfortable and highly effective solution to extended respiratory practices, the problems encountered with facial hair, and do not require a face fit. Our new SR 900 respiratory system gives the user the option to use a remote housing worn on a belt which takes the cumbersome heavy filter away from the face. This facilitates usage under visors, welding masks or just to improve on wearer acceptability. The same mask can be used on both powered and airline equipment offering a complete inter connective respiratory solution. With a team of technical experts UK wide Sundström are happy to visit your sites. Give us a call and ‘unmask’ your respiratory issues; let us help you to breathe more easily! For further information, please contact Tony Smith on 07508 417925

srsafety.com A BREATH OF FRESH AIR We design and manufacture world class respiratory protection Contact us Steve D’Arcy Technical Sales Representative UK & Ireland E-Mail steve.darcy@srsafety.com Mobile 07808 177512 Tony Smith Sales Manager UK & Ireland E-Mail tony.smith@srsafety.com Mobile 07508 417925

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