There are so many options out there for Face Masks and Face Coverings available and it can be very confusing as not all masks are the equal and there can be major variations in the level of protection and use for each type.
The market is now becoming flooded with low quality products with fake certificates and products claiming to be FFP2 or Surgical Type IIR masks when they are clearly not. I will try to explain in layman's terms and plain English the various types of masks, what they are suitable for and the pro and cons of each type. In addition I shall try and elaborate on what is PPE and what isn't classed as PPE.
I wanted to point you in the direction of some of the hints and tips we have as well as the products we sell that can help ensure your place of work is safe and hygienic for your staff, visitors and customers. COVID-19 is now a reportable disease under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) and so if a member of staff contracts the coronavirus, then it must be reported and unless YOU, as an employer, have taken all possible steps to ensure the safety of your staff you could end up being prosecuted.