Respirators for Beards

Beards and facial hair will impede the ability of a respiratory face mask to achieve a good seal and will fail a face fit test. However, there is alternative protection…

Respirators for Beards

Employees who have a beard or facial hair are NOT suitable to use tight-fitting respirators, therefore the recommended alternative is Powered Air Respirators.

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Huge stock

Huge stock of replacement hoods, hoses, and filters available

Leading Brand

Market leader 3M produce the popular Versaflo respirators. They’re designed to be comfortable, durable and they offer value for money.

What to do if you have a beard?


If an employee cannot achieve a seal with a tight-fitting face piece; there are two options;

1: The employee would either have to shave their facial hair or,
2: The employer would need to provide alternative protection.

In the case of point 2, the alternative would be a powered air respirator.

Powered Air Respirators, when worn with loose-fitting head tops, are a convenient alternative solution, allowing users to retain their facial hair and high levels of protection against hazards.


Benefits of respirators for beards:

 Light & small
 Straightforward maintenance