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Breathing protection that keeps you safe

In many industrial facilities, employees must work in areas where hazardous substances are present, or where the level of oxygen and amount of toxic substances may change at any time. These health hazards can affect the lungs or cause disease – and in extreme cases, can even lead to death. Where toxic substances can’t be completely controlled, breathing protection must be used. Dräger designs respiratory protection devices in line with our Technology for Life philosophy. No matter the scenario, Dräger helps you put safety first.

If you need help in choosing the right respiratory protection, we are recommending you investigate the World of Respiratory Protection. You already know what kind of respiratory protection you need? Then choose directly from the different categories.

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Light Respiratory Protection Brochure

Please find our latest Light Respiratory Protection Brochure offered by Dräger South Africa

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Dräger Respiratory Mask Video

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Dust Masks (FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3)

Dräger offer a wide range of disposable Dust Masks for protection against fine dusts, solid and liquid particles. EN FFP (FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3) protection classes are available based on certain models.

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Half Mask Respirators

Whether you’re looking for a single-filter or twin-filter half mask, Dräger have the right respiratory protection solution for you. Be protected against particles, gases and vapours – when combined with a suitable breathing filter.

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Full Face Masks

Used by professionals in a wide variety of applications, the full face masks by Dräger offers optimal safety and great comfort in environments that present extremely dangerous situations and a wide variety of hazardous chemicals.

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Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)

Powered Air Purifying Respirators are battery operated devices drawing in the ambient air and passing it through a filter into the headpiece – leading to virtually no breathing resistance. These respirators can be worn for longer periods of time and enable the user to breathe freely during demanding tasks. There are various filters and headpieces to choose from, to compile your respiratory protection system.

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Respiratory protection devices with filters

Respiratory filters

Half- and full-face masks can only protect your respiratory tract from harmful substances when combined with respiratory filters. We offer various particle, gas and combination filters to protect against multiple hazardous substances. You can find more information about the different filter classes, filter types and typical applications on the following page.

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Self-contained breathing apparatuses

Isolation devices provide reliable breathing protection on work sites where hazardous substances may exist, or with low oxygen level. Our light compressed-air breathing apparatuses are suitable for short periods of use and even as rescue device in emergencies. For long-term use e.g. fire fighters can choose from wide range of components for SCBA's.

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Breathing protection basic knowledge about compress air systems

Airline and compressed air systems

Airline and compressed air systems are non-freely portable breathing apparatuses supplying the wearer with breathing air via a pressurised air system connected by a hose. Airline devices create virtually no breathing resistance and are therefore also suitable for long-term use.

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Escape equipment

Rescue and Escape Equipment

In emergency situations such as a fire or gas leak, you need quick access to safe breathing air. Escape devices, such as escape hoods, ensure reliable breathing protection against hazards for a certain amount of time so that you can make your way to an exit. We also offer self-contained escape devices independent from the ambient air delivering safe, breathable air for your escape.

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World of respiratory protection

Do you need more information to choose the right breathing protection?

We guide you through the different types of RPE and help you to select the right type. You also get to know how to safely use respiratory protection equipment. Learn more about air pollution at the workplace and why it is important to protect yourself.

Dräger World of Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection

Dräger Respiratory Mask Video

Respirators FFP`s – also known as filtering face pieces are available at different performance levels such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, N99 tested and approved to various standards around the world. This video is an animated introduction for the different half masks currently in use and the various standards around the world. This video aides in the instructions for use and explains the main functions of the different masks. The animation is intended to support the training of users of mask users.

Behind the scenes in our workshop

Solutions for extreme situations

Every day, countless rescue workers put their lives in our hands. They work with our respiratory protection equipment in the most extreme situations. At Dräger, we take our responsibility seriously, at every stage of our production process.

How safety comes to life: Behind the scenes in our workshop

When the going gets tough, firefighters need a safe supply of breathable air. At the Dräger production site in northern England, heavy respiratory protection technologies are developed and produced for the entire world, from individual components to complete products.

Knowledge to go

Introduction to respiratory protection handbook
Introduction to respiratory protection

This handbook teaches you all the basics of respiratory protection.

PDF 4.24MB

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Light respiratory protection

Learn more about light respiratory protection, when to use it and how it can provide the most effective protection.

PDF 9.86 MB

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Heavy respiratory protection

This handbook teaches you when to use heavy respiratory protection and how it can best be used to protect you.

PDF 5.83MB

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Why you should choose respiratory protection from Dräger

History of respiratory protection expertise

Over 100 years of respiratory protection expertise

"Model 1903" was the name of the first "Dräger breathing apparatus", invented at the beginning of the 20th century to supply miners with oxygen in case of accidents. Its successor model, the "1904/09", invented just three years later, saved 600 lives during a mining accident in Courrieres, France. We have been a force for innovation within the industry ever since, continuously developing our respiratory protection products.

Environment

The environment matters to us

To protect the environment, we abide by sustainable production processes that conserve resources. This has enabled us to significantly reduce water consumption in our production in recent years. Our respiratory protection filters feature absorption media made from charcoal that is 95% derived from coconut shells.

Get in touch with Dräger

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Dräger South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Johannesburg: 2 Ruacana Street, Waterfall Commercial District, (cnr Beatty Street), Buccleuch, 2090

+27(0)11 059 4200

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4676 Rivonia, 2128 Republic of South Africa  

Dräger South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Cape Town:  Unit 2, 7 on London, 7 London Circle, Brackengate Business Park, Brackenfell, 7561

+27(0) 21 819 3000

Postal Address: P.O. Box 3677 Tygervalley 7536

Dräger South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Durban: 17 Thynk Industrial Park Cnr Brickworks and Queen Nandi Drive, Briardene, Durban North, 7561 

+27(0)31 812 7900

Postal Address: P.O. Box 40554 Redhill 4071