Program, UK’s leading Arc Flash and FR protection specialists, has rolled out reusable flame-retardant (FR) and anti-viral face mask that provides protection against both COVID-19 and injuries caused by fire and Arc Flash.
The mask features a 3-layer protection of meta-aramid, Viscose FR and bi-component PTFE/PU FR membrane. This ensures protecting the wearer against respiratory droplets and airborne particles along with acting as a protective shield against the risks of an Arc Flash or fire risk.
“As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are eased, increasing numbers of operatives are returning to work and must now adhere to additional health and safety measures, including the use of face masks, to prevent potentially spreading the virus,” said Mark Lant, Technical Expert at Program.
He further explains that many operatives use masks that are manufactured using everyday materials; these can be easily burnt and melt into the worker’s skin and cause injuries to the wearers if any Arc Flash or fire incident occur.
Therefore, the company has designed the FR face mask that protects the wearer from fire while delivering protection against the COVID-19.