FAQ & Articles

Useful information

Articles and stories about many aspects of breathing and respiratory protection. 

General useful information


Frequently asked questions about breathing protection in general


General information about SARS and other pandemics

Ruling to AS/NZS 1715:2009

Ruling from Standard Australia on facial hair and wearing PAPRs and fit testing


Escape Hood

What is required of a personal emergency escape hood?

Have you done your costings?

Long-term cost comparison between disposable masks and elastomer respirators

Virus Outbreak

About viruses such as SARS, MERS, birdflu, swine flu and novel coronavirus and means to achieve effective breathing protection

Masks versus Respirators?

Article by Dr John Wallaart


SE400 & Sydney Olympics

How SE400 was chosen for the Sydney Olympics by Defence, Police, Health and Fire emergency services

Wet Decon

Wet decontamination of SE-shield

A long hard climb

An experiment into human breathing at high work rates.

Will your respirator let you breathe?

NSW Fire Brigade climbs 25-storey high-rise wearing SE400 respirators


Testing Speech

How we test speech diaphragms and in-respirator speech amplifiers