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Kleenex Tissues SALE

In the office we work, we chat, and unfortunately sometimes we sneeze!
Is a facial tissue your first line of defence?
Coughs and sneezes spray small liquid droplets from the nose or mouth which may contain viruses.

To prevent germs spreading its important to ensure good respirtory and hand hygiene.
Ensure your employees have a box of tissues on their desk.

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Our January Sale continues with some amazing deals on stationery and office products.

Buy A4 or Foolscap Lever Arch files and get FREE Tabbed 5s Dividers.

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Free Delivery on orders over £30+vat to Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Bristol, Newport, Gwent

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Which Face Masks Are Best During the Coronavirus Covid 19 Pandemic?

IIR II Face Masks or N95 KN95 FFP3 FFP2 Respirators?

*Buy PPE Face Masks For Sale*    IIR Masks now less than HALF PRICE!

Should I buy a Face Mask or a Respirator?

Even though a respirator may be referred to as a mask – they are not the same thing

How and what are Face Masks used for?

  • Face masks are loose fitting and cover the mouth and nose (such as the iir fluid resistant surgical masks FRSM pictured below)
  • For an example, they would be worn in theatre during medical surgery to stop sneezing and coughing directly onto the patient and are sometimes referred to as splash resistant, water resistant or fluid repellent or antiviral face masks .
  • Face masks are regulated under the UK Medical Devices Directives 93/42 EEC and are recognised as being dual purpose: protecting both the healthcare provider and the patient. All face masks should be CE marked as medical devices in accordance with the Medical Devices Directive 93/42 EEC.
  • The surgical face masks have two standards. The lower specification regular one is referred to as “ii” (not fluid/splash resistant) and the higher specification fluid resistant face mask is referred to as iir/IIR.
  • The type IIR standard EN14683 requires fluid resistance of 120 mm/Hg (mercury) which means it provides greater protection and at least 95% filtration efficiency and is referred to on UK Government website regarding PPE and infection provention from Covid 19.
  • https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
  • https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe#section-10point1“Fluid resistant surgical masks
    • Fluid-resistant (Type IIR) surgical masks (FRSM) provide barrier protection against respiratory droplets reaching the mucosa of the mouth and nose. FRSMs should be well fitted and subject to the same level of care in use as respirators (section 10.1). FRSMs are for single use or single session use (section 6) and then must be discarded. The FRSM should be discarded and replaced and NOT be subject to continued use in any of the circumstances outlined for respirators (section 10.1).The protective effect of masks against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and other respiratory viral infections has been well established. There is no evidence that respirators add value over FRSMs for droplet protection when both are used with recommended wider PPE measures in clinical care, except in the context of AGPs.”It goes on to say that surgical masks should:
    • cover both nose and mouth
    • not be allowed to dangle around the neck after or between each use
    • not be touched once put on
    • be changed when they become moist or damaged
    • be worn once and then discarded – hand hygiene must be performed after disposal


How and what are Respirators used for?

  • Respirators are a masks but they are tight fitting, designed to create a seal when worn on the face.
  • They are designed to protect the wearer, up to the safety rating when worn properly.
  • They are available in either disposable (with a valve or non-valved), half or full face.
  • Non valved respirators give good protection – a two way protection by filtering both the inflow and outflow from the wearer.
  • Valved respirators make it easier to breathe and there is less moisture build up inside but..
  • Valved respirators give one way protection only as they filter the wearers outflow/breath but they dont filter the inflow


Standards of Respirator

Respirators are designed to protect the wearer as detailed above.

The most well known respirator is the N95, which is an American standard of face mask.

Europe uses two different standards FFP and EN. The Filterering Face Piece  (FFP) comes from EN standard 149:2001.

Then the EN 143 standard covers P1 – P2 – P3.

Respirator Standard Filter Capacity (removes x% of all particles that re 0.3 microns in diameter or larger
FFP1 & P1 At least 80%
FFP2 & P2 At least 94%
N95 At least 95%
N99 & FFP3 At least 99%
P3 At least 99.95%
N100 At least 99.97%

The table above shows that the closest European equivilent to N95 is FFP2/P2 rated respirators , which are rated at 94%, compared to 95% of the N95 respirator.

The closest rating to the N100 would be the P3 respirators with the FFP3 following on from that.

It is also important to note that these standards only specify the MINIMUM % particles that the respirator filters . So for instance if a mask is N95 rated, it will filter out AT LEAST 95% of particles that are 0.3 microns diameter or bigger.

The Chinese standard KN95 has the same specification as the American N95 respirators.

Always buy from a reputable seller.

How big is the Coronavirus Covid 19 particle size and can masks or respirators protect you?

The particle size of coronavirus is around 0.1 microns – (which is bigger than the filter size of 0.3 microns)

The UK Government recently published guidance of Covid 19 and Personal Protective Equipment PPE which can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

FFP3 and N100 respirator masks which filter out between 99.95% and 99.97 of particles bigger than 0.3 microns ,are understandably, in very short supply to the general public. However the UK Government has stated in this document:-

“The HSE has stated that FFP2 and N95 respirators (filtering at least 94% and 95% of airborne particles respectively) offer protection against COVID-19 and may be used if FFP3 respirators are not available.” which provides clarity on protecting yourself, workers and loved ones from Coronavirus Covid 19.

There are many businesses and individuals who will not be able to afford or even obtain the FFP2 and N95 respirator masks and the UK Government also states

“Fluid resistant surgical masks
Fluid-resistant (Type IIR) surgical masks (FRSM) provide barrier protection against respiratory droplets reaching the mucosa of the mouth and nose. FRSMs should be well fitted and subject to the same level of care in use as respirators (section 10.1). FRSMs are for single use or single session use (section 6) and then must be discarded. The FRSM should be discarded and replaced and NOT be subject to continued use in any of the circumstances outlined for respirators (section 10.1).

The protective effect of masks against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and other respiratory viral infections has been well established. There is no evidence that respirators add value over FRSMs for droplet protection when both are used with recommended wider PPE measures in clinical care, except in the context of AGPs.”

which I was surprised about but then as the N95 / FFP2 respirator would normally be fitted properly against the face as opposed to the Fluid-resistant (Type IIR) surgical masks (FRSM) which is generally more loose fitting, then the N95 /FFP2 respirator beats the Fluid-resistant (Type IIR) surgical masks (FRSM) every time. But it is useful to know that the Fluid-resistant (Type IIR) surgical masks (FRSM) provides effective protection against droplet protection (when used with recommended PPE) and of course they are substantially cheaper and more readily available.

*IIR means this type of surgical mask of a certain standard

Recommended PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to use by Sector

To find out which PPE has been recommended , please click on the PDF links below which are tables that show you a full recommended specification of PPE Personal Protective Equipment based on which sector you are in .As recommended by Public Health England as at 28th April 2020.

As an informational note, sessional use of a mask or other PPE describes how you use the equipment and not to a specifice product. ie there are not “sessional use masks” available, but you may use a mask for sessional use.

The below are PDFs – please click on appropriate link.

Health Care Workers

Always purchase from a reputable supplier. There are many many fake non standard approved and poorly made respirators, masks and PPE out there which will not provide protection.

The information supplied here is authentic to the best of the authors knowledge, and as such, it is prone to errors and it is possible for there to be absence of some key information. This has been generated in good faith and should not be perceived as professional advice in regards to health, finance or any other field.

28/04/2020

Shop online our current range of Face Masks and Respirators for sale that are in stock or due into stock and available to buy. Click Medical, Wondo, 3M, JSP and many other brands available to buy.

 

Pentel Antibacterial Antibac Pen Thin

Buy at www.office5star.co.uk

The Pentel Antibac Ball Pen comes complete with a lid.

Ideal for use in offices, homes, hospitals, doctors surgeries, food prep establishments.

Helps prevent the spread of germs and Covid 19

and reduce the risk of infection.

Pentel Superb ball point pen with antibacterial treated barrel and cap. Antibacterial properties destabilise bacteria to prevent harmful spreading. Ideal for environments where pens could be shared, such as medical, food, manufacturing and educational establishments. Snap-fit cap with integral nib cleaner keeps pen tip free from dust. Medium 0.7mm nib writes a 0.35mm line width.

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Cold Drinks

Keeping your work force hydrated may seem like a luxury but its actually proven that being hydrated provides greater efficiency. Bottled water either in small bottles to keep on desks or top up bottles for dispensers are a welcome addition to the office. Fizzy cans of drinks are a great pick me up and easy to store milk for hot drinks is a fabulous afternoon beverage.

Chocolate | Sweets | Biscuits | Sugar | Crisps | Hot Drinks | Fizzy Drinks | Mineral Water | Milk | www.office5star.co.uk

Cold Drinks Bottled Water Cola Squash Milk thin

2022 Diaries and Planners Now in Stock!

Browse our range of 2022 business year planners, A4 and A5 office diaries in day a page, 2 days a page, week to view or the huge 2 pages a day A4 diary often used by busy hotels, restaurants, guest houses and receptions.

Filofax are still very popular providing a quality organiser with a range of diary and stationery inserts.

Big Brand Names – 5 Star – Letts – Collins – Sasco – QConnect – At a Glance – Map Marketing

2022 calendars for desks or for office walls are a great quick and visual easy reference especially if you are one of those people who always have their nose to the grindstone working away and don’t have a clue what year it is let alone the day!

All these products are on special offer at reduced prices to give you the cheapest prices on the very best products.

Visit or website today or contact one of our friendly team for more information Tel 01594 810081

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Cheap Diaries and Planners 2022

 

 

Cheap Printer Inks in Stock!

HP – Canon – Brother – Epson and more!

Apparently printer ink is more expensive than a top quality champagne according to a recent report.

So contact us for a quote today and see if you can get champagne at beer prices :)

…. that’s an analogy by the way to printer ink cartridges – we don’t unfortunately sell champagne or beer for that matter!

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Printer Inks 600

These half price filing cabinets are flying out the door but we still have a few left!

Bisley 4 Drawer Metal A4 Filing Cabinets with 50 Free Suspension Files.  Local businesses will also enjoy FREE delivery but as this stock is held at our Coleford warehouse there will be an additional charge outside of a 20 mile radius but at half price they are still a bargain! Free Delivery to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Monmouth, Chepstow, Bristol and more.

Contact one of our friendly team on tel: 01594 810081 to secure yours and make payment.

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Bisley A4 Filing Cabinets

Cheap A4 Paper from Office5Star

At Office5Star cheap a4 paper means you will get a quality paper at a cheap price.

All too often on the internet faceless companies offer low quality paper at a cheap price – sometimes you do get what you pay for unfortunately.

All our A4 Papers at Office5Star are tried and tested in office environments giving you the benefit of knowing that whether you choose a very cheap a4 paper or a more expensive one, the quality will be assured.

Big brand names like Xerox, Canon, HP, 5 Star Office, Conqueror, Q-Connect with emerging eco brands such as Woodland Trust, Navigator and Evolution you won’t be short of choice.

Visit our website to browse the range of Cheap A4 Paper or contact one of our friendly team on Tel 01594 810081 for further information.

Free Delivery for local* orders over £30+vat and national orders over £50+vat

* Gloucestershire – Monmouthshire – Herefordshire – Bristol – Newport – Gwent

Plain paper a4 cheap buy online xerox white

 

Type iir FRSM Disposable 3 Ply Face Masks

Prices on the type iir FRSM 3 Ply Face Masks have thankfully reduced humongously and are now at a very cheap affordable price making face protection from Covid 19 more accessible and affordable.

Many of our customers have asked us does the type iir mask provide better protection the the N95? This choice is down to interpretation of the information available but one thing is sure the iir mask provide a low cost disposable mask that provides at least 95% protection filtration and now only from £5.95 a box of 50 thats around 12p a mask which is well worth anyone’s money.

Delivery is free on our Fluid-Resistant (Type IIR) Surgical Face Masks (FRSM) Blue Protective Disposable 3 Ply Medical EN14683 Certified even to Northern Ireland, Highlands and Islands.

Buy type iir masks online now at www.office5star.co.uk

Read further information  type iir mask vs n95

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iir FRSM Best Face Masks