Asbestos: short periods of work
Asbestos is a hazardous carcinogenic material. Please take care when dealing with asbestos and make sure you are informed of the dangers it presents before beginning work in these environments. Even for short periods of work, further PPE should always be worn in addition to a protection class FFP3 respirator. These respirator are only intended for single use and must be correctly disposed of immediately after being removed. Additional safety measures should also be taken, including keeping any materials damp, using an asbestos filter and working as non-destructively as possible. A full mask respirator with P3 filters is to be used in areas with more than 150,000 fibres per cubic metre.
Please note that the responsible trade inspectorate must be promptly informed of all activity in which asbestos may be present.
You can find suggestions for suitable respirators in protection class FFP3 for this purpose below. Please ensure all appropriate and requisite personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn, as offered by uvex.
The suggested products listed below carry general, non-specific recommendations. For a detailed product analysis, please refer to our guide to help choose the right mask for your requirements: Basic knowledge/correct choice
Please do not hesitate to contact your relevant professional association should you have any queries or questions.