The staple of protective Disposable Clothing is The Type 5 & 6 coverall, alternatively known as “disposable”, "single-use" or sometimes even "paper" coveralls (although they are not paper!). They are relatively simple to produce, throw-away and comparatively cheap. Consequently, many users focus on price as the main criteria of selection – especially given the complexity of the many options available on the market.
Disposable Coveralls are as much an item of PPE as any other type of safety equipment. They are designed to protect against hazards that – whilst not immediately life threatening in the way that concentrated sulphuric acid or a brick falling from a great height is – may result in serious consequences... especially in the long term.
Disposable Type 5 & 6 coveralls are not all the same and just like any other PPE ensuring appropriate protection means understanding the differences so that the right coverall – the best choice for the application – can be selected.
What Is the Difference Between Type 5 & 6 Disposable Safety Clothing?
The European standards for chemical protective Disposable Gown originally identified 6 “types” of chemical protection, labelling them as “Types” 1 to 6. Whilst there are now only 5 after Type 2 was removed by the 2015 version of EN 943, these “Types” have become by-words for the different clothing suitable for the types of protection identified:-
These Types relate to either the form of the hazard (liquid, dust or gas) and the form of physical liquid spray (aerosol, spray or jet-spray). However, whilst a useful starting point any analysis based solely on these Types – such as a simple decision to use a basic Type 5 and 6 coverall for a particular application only because it features an aerosol spray - is limited and simplistic for reasons explained in the panel below. A more detailed analysis of the specific properties of the available garment options combined with an analysis of the features of your application is vital to ensure selection of the best option for the task in hand.
What are face masks?
Disposable Face Masks such as cloth or fabric masks act as a simple barrier and work as "source control".Disposable Headwear is lightweight and comfortable to wear, but also inexpensive, simple to use and provides effective protection against product contamination. Bouffant caps not only prevent contamination but also keep hair away from workers' eyes, therefore increasing their efficiancy during work.
As the name suggests, Disposable Non-Woven Bed Sheets are those that you can dispose of when necessary. They are biodegradable, which means that you don’t have to worry about destroying the environment. Just pop the used sheets in the compost and move on with things.
These sheets are easy to put on, as well as remove from the bed. They’re thick enough to protect your mattress, and they save a lot of effort and time in the morning. Their major advantage, though, is the fact that they’re compostable, which means you do not have to worry about washing them. Just use and dispose of.
Disposable bed sheets provide a versatile and highly cost-effective solution while still assuring optimum comfort and hygiene. They come in various sizes and are often white so they will easily go with the rest of your room.
Disposable Footwear acts as a barrier to their surrounding environment and stop the spread of contaminants that come into contact with your shoes. By wearing shoe covers, you can help eliminate the spread of dirt, dust, and germs; this can be from the outdoors or from other rooms, simply by changing your shoe covers before entering a new room or space. Using shoe covers helps keep your surrounding environment clean and free from unwanted materials.
Disposable Shoes Covers are an important part of PPE precautions. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, PPE, including shoe covers, has played a massive role in protecting healthcare workers and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Shoe covers can protect those who work in all healthcare fields, including hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, outpatient care, and more. They can also help eliminate spreading harmful particles, dirt, and debris to different areas of the hospital, office, workplace, etc.