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Mould PPE Classification System

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Mould PPE Classification System 2018-01-09T05:50:47+00:00

PPE Classification System

This classification system details the personal protection equipment (PPE) required to minimize exposure to fungal spores and/or fungal gaseous by-products during inspection and remediation works.

  1. PPE level one (a respirator should not be required; no protective clothing should be required)
    1. No visible mould growth;
    2. No health complaints;
    3. No mould odours;
    4. No cross contamination; and
    5. No known or obvious moisture damage.
  2. PPE level two (PPE is intended for initial inspections or sampling routines where mould growth is suspected due to known water damage or limited visible growth. There should be no health complaints.
    1. Half Face respirator is required with disposable HEPA filters for extended periods;
    2. Where strong obnoxious odours, then an activated carbon or organic vapor filter should be used in addition to a HEPA filter machine.
    3. No protective clothing is required.
  3. PPE level three (PPE is for small fungal contamination that relates to Grade 3 mould damage.
    1. Half Face respirator is required with disposable HEPA filters for extended periods;
    2. Where strong obnoxious odours, then an activated carbon or organic vapour filter should be used in addition to a HEPA filter machine
    3. Protective clothing should include; disposable overalls and gloves.
  4. PPE level four (Maximum of 2-hour exposure to a large area of fungal contamination that relates to grade 4 mould damage.
    1. Full Face respirator is required with disposable HEPA filters and organic vapour filters should be used at all times.
    2. Protective clothing should include; disposable overalls and gloves, shoe protectors. All joins at ankles and wrists where gloves and shoes protectors meet the disposable overalls should be sealed with tape.