WHAT IS AN EXITKIT?
An EXITKIT is a kit of personal protection equipment that allows you to self-rescue from hazardous situations. Currently exitkits are available for Fire, Smoke, Explosion, Chemical, Biological and Nuclear hazards, as well as for SARS, Bird Flu and Equine Flu.
CAN AN EXITKIT BE MODIFIED?
We are able to customise any ExitKit to suit your purposes.
- Masks that have ear loop straps are not suitable - they do not provide any facial seal
- Surgical masks or procedure masks are not suitable - they do not provide a facial seal or adequate filtration levels.
- NEVER PUT A MASK ON A BABY - Infants lungs are not developed enough to deal with the breathing resistance encountered when wearing a mask
- Only use a valved P2 masks for the elderly or those with chronic respiratory conditions - the breathing resistance is less.
- Ensure your mask fits you correctly
- If you have to remove your mask without gloved hands, immediately wash your hands with an alcohol -based gel before you touch anything else.
- All masks have a weakness. They are susceptible to moisture intrusion and must be changed regularly. When we breathe our exhalation contains an amount of water vapour. Over time, this builds up on the interior surface of the mask and compromises the ability of the mask to filter particles. Viruses need a carrier, in other words they usually do not float around as free agents. Most commonly, they travel on vapour droplets, expelled when we sneeze or cough. The outer surface of an N-95 or P2 captures the vapour droplet, limiting the viruses ability to penetrate the mask. However, when the mask has moisture present on the inside, it draws moisture in from the outside and can potentially draw the virus through the mask.