Powered Respirators

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Tiger Supplies’ powered respirators generally incorporate a battery-powered motorised fan to push clean air through a filter supplied to the user within a mask or headgear.

According to the HSE, to choose the right Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) you must consider adequacy and suitability.

Adequacy and Suitability of Powered Respirators

Powered respirators should be chosen if they are:

  • Adequate, right for the hazard, and capable of reducing the exposure to the levels needed to ensure workers’ safety and protect their health.
  • Suitable for the wearer, task and working environment. The respirator does not hinder the worker's freedom of movement when performing the task and it does not represent an additional risk.
  • Adequacy / Suitability Respirators
    RPE type Powered mask Powered hoods/helmets
    Effective for particles Only protects against particles when the appropriate filter is fitted.
    Effective for gas/vapour Only protects against gas/vapour when the appropriate filter is fitted.
    Continuous wear time More than 1hr.
    APF APF 10
    APF 20


Assigned Protection Factor (APF) is the number that indicates the level of protection RPE can provide. For instance, APF 10 indicates that the worker using this powered respirator will breathe in one-tenth or less of the hazardous particles, gases or vapours present in the air. Thus, the powered respirator will reduce the worker’s exposure to at least a factor of 10.

Tiger Supplies’ Powered Respirators

Here are some of the characteristics of our selection of powered respirators:

  • Conform to EN 12941 standards
  • Battery can last longer than 7 hours from a single charge
  • Made with durable materials that ensure long working life (depending on the filter/face piece combination)
  • Lightweight and ergonomic designs

JSP Jetstream Switch & Go has an assigned protection factor (APF) of 20 and delivers 180 lt/min of air through the filter. It is ideal for protection against fumes, mists, dust, and fibres.

Proflow SC 160 delivers 160 l/min of air through the filter. This powered ventilator is intelligent and state-of-the-art.

Key considerations

Here are some key considerations for using powered respirators:

  • Check the respirator before putting it on. You must ensure it is in good working condition before using it. Do not use the respirator if it is damaged, dirty or if you notice that it is not providing enough air.
  • Always read the instructions provided by the manufacturer. These instructions often indicate how to change the filter and care for your powered respirator.
  • Powered respirators must be cleaned and stored properly. Pay attention to the exhalation valves when cleaning them.
  • Choose the appropriate filter. You should never use gas/vapour-only filters against particulates or vice versa. 
  • Do not forget that other personal protective equipment (PPE) you wear needs to be compatible with the respirator.
  • Respirators cannot be used in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

We also offer Disposable Face Masks, Respirator Masks and Face Fit Tests. At Tiger Supplies, you will find a wide range of Personal Protective Equipment. For more information, please call us on 0844 848 3444 or email us at sales@tiger-supplies.co.uk