CLEANING
THE EQUIPMENT

Cleaning the respirator after every use is recommended. Clean respirators and accessories in a separate dedicated area (away from where respirators are stored or donned). Staff cleaning the equipment should wear protective equipment: gloves, gowns and visor including a respirator (if necessary). If disinfection, sterilization or decontamination is required, refer to these sections for more information.

Clean the power unit and accessories separately. For removal of paint and compatible solvents, see Step 2 below.

Remove and dispose of the used/dirty filters. Dispose of used filters according to your safety policy and local regulations.

Remove and dispose of the used/dirty filters. Dispose of used filters according to your safety policy and local regulations. Disassemble the mask, neck support and harness from the Power Unit before cleaning. Insert the CleanSpace Cleaning and Storage Plug Set (PAF-0074) into the Power Unit to prevent contaminants entering the internal air path. Inspect all equipment for damage or missing parts. For Cleaning follow the steps below or download this document.

  • DO NOT use compressed air or a brush to clean the filter. HEPA filters are damaged by compressed air or by brushing. Misuse by cleaning the filter may result in overexposure to contaminants and lead to sickness or death.
Use one of the methods below. Use warm water (temperature: 50C/122F) and a mild PH-neutral (pH 6 – 8) detergent cleaning solution. DO NOT USE FOR THE MOTOR UNIT. For industrial washes, consult the washer supplier about compatible cleaning agents. If hand washing, scrub or wipe with a soft brush until clean. Rinse equipment with clean water to remove the agents before use or storage. After cleaning, allow the equipment to air dry and check the valve before use. For the removal of paint, see section on solvents below.

  • NOTE: The visor material is polycarbonate. Avoid solvents which are incompatible with polycarbonate (see table). These chemicals can cause the visor to cloud up or become brittle and fracture.
  • DO NOT use high temperature devices such as hair dryers.
REMOVE PAINT OR OTHER SIMILAR MATERIALS FROM THE FULL FACE MASK VISOR

With respect to chemical compatibility, the polycarbonate visor is the most sensitive material in the CleanSpace parts. Check the guide for suitable agents to use. For removal of paint and cleaning material from the visor, use diluted solvents such as All Purpose Thinners) and a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth with solvent and briefly wipe (or dab) the surface and quickly wipe off with a clean cloth. Do not leave solvent on the surface or to soak. Where possible use the disposable visor tear offs (PAF-1018) to protect the visor surface.

  • NOTE: The visor material is polycarbonate. Avoid solvents which are incompatible with polycarbonate (see table). These chemicals can cause the visor to cloud up or become brittle and fracture.
After removing used filters, use the CleanSpace Cleaning and Storage Plug Set (PAF-0074) to ensure no contaminants or water enters the internal air-path during cleaning. The Power Unit is an electronic part DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER OR PLACE IN AN INDUSTRIAL WASHER. For cleaning the power unit, use a damp cloth soaked in a cleaning agent and wipe the surface to clean thoroughly. Soft brushes can be used to remove dirt or dust from the unit. Wipe all exposed surfaces including under the filter cover. Air-dry the power unit in a clean environment before use or storage.

  • DO NOT allow water or agents to enter into the internal air-paths
    DO NOT immerse or soak power unit in water or wash in running water.
    DO NOT use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
    DO NOT place in an industrial washer.
    USE the CleanSpace Cleaning and Storage Plug Set (PAF-0074).

Remove cleaning agents before use or storage by wiping thoroughly with clean water. If storing the unit before next use, keep the CleanSpace Cleaning and Storage Plug Set (PAF-0074) in place to prevent contaminates entering the respirator.

After cleaning the power unit, use the CleanSpace cleaning and storage Plug (PAF-0074) to prevent contaminates entering the respirator when not in use.

CHARGING: 0˚C to 35˚C in a dry and protected space

STORAGE: –10°C to +35°C (–4°F to +131°F) at <90% relative humidity. Away from direct sunlight

EACH MONTH: We recommend INSPECTING the respiratory for damage, cracks or missing parts. Please check the mask exhalation valve. If tearing or distortion of the valve, the exhalation valves should be changed.

EVERY 6 – 12 MONTHS: Harness and neck pads should be replaced depending on the level of use, every 6-12 months. The masks are made of silicone and resilient to aging and wear and tear. Close inspection of the mask should be conducted at least annually. The Respiratory Protection Standards recommend a fit test annually to confirm the correct fit of the mask

Care should be taken when handling and transporting contaminated equipment.

IMPORTANT: Check your territory’s Guidelines and Regulations for transporting contaminated equipment for your contaminant. This will vary according to the contaminant.

EXAMPLE OF STEPS FOR HANDLING AND TRANSPORT STEPS FOR ASBESTOS OR LEAD CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT

Reference: Australia Act for Contaminated Waste. ALWAYS consult your specific Territory Regulations and Guidelines.

Assessment: Consult a Health and Safety Specialist, the Receiver and the Transport Company on their policies and guidelines for shipping Dangerous Goods. The Receiver of the equipment must be informed prior to packaging and shipping.

Cleaning & Decontamination: Equipment should be cleaned and decontaminated prior to removal from the contaminated zone (see notes above on decontamination). IMPORTANT: Remove used filters and dispose of according to regulatory guidelines. Use protective equipment to handle the contaminated equipment.

Packaging: Following decontamination, the equipment should be first bagged in a clear plastic bag (1) and then double bagged using a 200-micron (um) plastic bag (2).

Shipping: Packaged equipment must be clearly marked Class 9 Dangerous Goods.

Documentation: Please attach to the shipment documents in this email:

  • Shipping Document: 1 copy of the Shipping Consignment Note/Airway Bill (AWB)
  • Commercial Invoice: 4 copies of the invoice/customs documentation (Declaration of Goods)
  • Class 9 (Dangerous Goods) Diamond Symbol: Located visibly on the outside of the package. If Dangerous Goods labels are not available, symbols can be printed and stuck onto the outside of the package.
  • Hazard Material Information (MSDS): Some shipping companies required the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the hazardous material. A copy of the Asbestos MSDS should be printed and so if the transport company asks for it the customer can supply it.

This information is a guide only and should be reviewed thoroughly by your HSE manager prior to selecting the disinfecting product for your equipment and specific application. Please note CleanSpace has not evaluated the effectiveness of any agents with regard to inactivating biological material on these products. IMPORTANT: Components of respiratory systems may become damaged over time with prolonged or extended use of disinfecting products.