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When can respiratory protective equipment (RPE) be used?
- When you might still breathe in contaminated air, despite other controls you have in place e.g. extraction systems
- When there is short-term or infrequent exposure and using other controls is impractical
- Whilst you are putting other controls in place
- When you need to provide RPE for safe exit in an emergency
- When you need to provide RPE for emergency work or when there is a temporary failure of controls
- When emergency rescue by trained personnel is necessary