How to use a respiratory protection?

A respiratory protection or a protective mask is used when there are harmful pollutants in the air. The pollutants can occur as dust, smoke, aerosols, fibers, gas or steam. Also used for protection against viruses.

There are different types of respirators and protective masks;

  • Half mask
    Covers the user's nose, mouth and chin

  • Full face cover mask 
    Covers the user's entire face: eyes, nose, mouth and chin.

  • Full-coverage hood
    Covers the entire head and seals against the shoulders and upper chest.


Protection classes for particle filter

If your respiratory protection is used to protect against dust or aerosols, it should be fitted with a particulate filter.
A particle filter is marked with P and is available in three protection classes:

P3 - the most efficient filter. Distinguishes more than 99.9% of the dust.
P2 - second most effective. Separates 94% of the dust
P1 - least effective. Separates from 80% of the dust.

Tiki's respiratory protection is certified according to European standard, EN12942 TM3P


See how to use our Tiki respiratory protections

Watch videos about the Tiki respiratory protection in practice, read about the FAQ (questions and answers about Tiki respiratory protection).


There is more information on the Swedish Work Environment Authority's website. (opens in new window)