HSE: KN95 is not suitable PPE
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said that KN95 specification masks must not be used as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work, as their effectiveness cannot be assured.
A statement from HSE said, “masks that are not CE marked and cannot be shown to be compliant must be removed from supply immediately. If these masks have not been through the necessary safety assessments, their effectiveness in controlling risks to health cannot be assured for anyone buying or using them. They are unlikely to provide the protection expected or required.
“If any are CE marked, suppliers must be able to demonstrate how they know the documentation and CE marking is genuine, supported by Notified Body documentation showing compliance with the essential health and safety requirements as required by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (EU) 2016/425”.