If a respirator is incorrectly fitted, it will not provide you with protection.
HSE is advising healthcare workers currently using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) on the importance of ensuring it is fitted correctly.
Tight-fitting respirators rely on having a good seal with the wearer’s face. A face fit test should be carried out to ensure the RPE can protect the wearer.
Watch our video, featuring HSE’s Chief Medical Advisor Professor David Fishwick, which provides guidance on how to fit RPE correctly.
You can also read HSE’s press release about the importance of fitting RPE correctly.