Face Masks & Respirators

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Browse our wide range of ppe masks, face coverings and respirator masks, available for both one time use and long term use.

Our face masks are compliant with the EU Directive EN 14683:2019 and have a bacterial filtration rate greater than 95%, with our surgical masks offering a 98% bacterial filtration rate, ensuring you feel safe and confident when using your face mask.

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The current rules around face masks and Coronavirus (COVID-19) are changing frequently, but with UK rules now stating that members of the public have to wear masks in public places such as shops and in taxis, and with retail workers now having to wear masks during the working day, it’s important to choose a mask which will provide the maximum protection and comfort.

Face masks and respirators are, of course, still needed in many other commercial settings, and our range is ideal for those needing appropriate face coverings while they work, whether that be in a factory setting or when working with hazardous materials. Shop online for PPE masks with Manutan.

Disposable face masks

We have a wide range of single-use, disposable face masks available, including surgical face masks. These are handy ‘on-the-go’ masks to keep in your car but are also ideal for situations that require your face mask to be thrown away after use, such as in medical situations.

Reusable face masks

We offer reusable, washable, unisex face masks for regular usage. These face masks are made with longevity and your health in mind. With half face, full face or regular mouth and nose coverings, our range of reusable face masks is sure to have something to suit your needs.

Respirator masks

If you’re looking for a respiratory mask which combines effectiveness with a stylish design, you are sure to find what you are looking for in our range of respirators. Whether you need to protect yourself from gas, vapours, dust or airborne diseases, our respirator masks will help to keep you safe and healthy.

Face shields

Our protective face shields come in sizes for adults and children. With transparent, anti-fog and scratch-resistant visors, our face shields are hard-wearing and are government approved to help prevent the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 by protecting the mouth, eyes and nose.

Face mask FAQs

Do face masks work?

Scientists and health experts have conducted studies which prove that face masks are effective in reducing the spread of airborne diseases such as Coronavirus, but they must be used in conjunction with other hygiene practices such as washing your hands and keeping a safe distance from other people where possible. In other, commercial environments, face masks are very effective for protecting people from harmful chemicals, gasses and other hazardous materials.

Do employers have to provide face masks?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), “Employers must protect workers from injury or harm to health which could happen as a result of work-related activity. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus (COVID-19).” However, face coverings do not officially count as PPE (personal protective equipment), and employers do not have to provide face masks if they were not required to before the COVID-19 pandemic. If, however, you work in the healthcare industry, your employer does have to provide appropriate PPE.

Where to buy face masks

Manutan offers a wide range of face masks to be purchased online, with bulk orders available and fast delivery. You can check the availability of each facemask product on the individual product page, as well as expected delivery dates.

What is a respirator?

A respirator is a type of protective face mask which fits snugly to the face, around the mouth and nose particularly, and prevents the inhalation of toxic fumes and other substances. They are used within the medical industry and NHS to protect workers from breathing in virus particles.

Are all types of respirators the same?

No, there are various different types of respirators with varying levels of effectiveness, depending on what you are trying to achieve:

  • Air-purifying Respirators (APRs) filter out particles from the air, such as dust and metal fumes. Other APRs absorb gases and vapours in a cartridge, supplying the purified air to the user. Some examples include particulate respirators, gas masks and chemical cartridge respirators.
  • Supplied-air Respirators (SARs) come with a compressed air tank and supply clean air via an air line to the user. Some examples include airline supplied-air respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus and even full protective body suits.