AUSTRALIAN/NZ RESPIRATORY STANDARD: AS/NZS 1716

Australian/NZ Standard (1716) for Respiratory Respirators asserts that a manufacturer’s product conforms to the Australian/NZ legal requirements for health and safety assuring a high level of quality and confidence for protection specification in the product. These standards have the highest capacity for gas filter testing requirements in the world.

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY STANDARD: EN12942

CE Marking (EN12942: 1998 +A2:2008 TM3) is recognised worldwide and is a mandatory conformity marking for respiratory safety products sold within the European Economic Area. The CE Mark asserts that a manufacturer’s product conforms to the EU legal requirements for health and safety assuring a high level of quality and confidence for protection specification in the product.

INTRINSICALLY SAFE STANDARD: IECEX AND ATEX

IECEX (International) and ATEX (European) Certification are the standards for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres (“EX” areas) to ensure the stringent levels of safety required. EX areas are highly regulated where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion if ignited. The testing and certification is rigorous and requires ongoing quality management auditing of the manufacturing facilities.

SOUTH AFRICAN RESPIRATORY STANDARD: SANS 10338:2009:

SANS 10338:2009: ‘Homologation of respiratory equipment’ type NRCS/8072/0090 is the National Regulator approval for compulsory specifications for Respiratory Equipment. The Standards ensure a manufacturer’s product conforms to the legal requirements for health and safety assuring a high level of quality and confidence for protection specification in the product.

IP (“INGRESS PROTECTION”) RATING: 66

IP Rating is an International Standard for protection from dust and water ingress for equipment. The IP Rating 66 ensures the equipment is “dust tight” and protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: ISO 9001

ISO 9001: internationally recognized standard for the quality management. Certification is grant only after the company has successfully passed an annual system and facility ISO 9001:2008 audit. The ISO Standards ensures continual improvement to the internal process efficiencies, field surveillance and enhancing customer satisfaction.

BSIF REGISTERED SAFETY SUPPLIER

The British Safety Industry Federation Registered Safety Supplier Scheme ensures companies displaying the scheme’s logo have signed a declaration that the safety equipment they offer meets the appropriate standards, fully complies with the PPE regulations and is appropriately CE marked. All Registered Safety Suppliers are independently audited to confirm compliance with the scheme’s requirements.