FDK Transport decided to face this pandemic head-on by protecting our society by selling and delivering face masks to the general public.

Wearing face masks can be compared to the life of a truck driver. Truckers benefit from safe driving and if all the truckers and road users abide by the road rules, it reduces the risk of accidents and fatalities. The same can be said about face masks. Wearing a face mask protects you from breathing in tiny viral particles (aerosols) in crowded places like trains, buses, taxies and shopping centres. By following the simple yet effective measurements put in place, like washing your hands, avoid touching our faces, and wearing face masks for personal protection, we potentially avoid being infected.

As we go about our day, we touch our face inadvertently numerous times without taking notice of it. Being an essential worker has its down-side. We come in contact with many people daily. The risk of cross-contamination and infection is increased if the necessary precautions are not taken by the employer. Protecting your staff should be your first mechanism of defense. And FDK Transport is here to assist. We have face masks available for personal protection for a variety of industries and orders can be delivered at an additional fee.

There are many different types of face masks available on the market and everyone has a different opinion on the face masks. Truth be told, all we want is to be protected from breathing in the aerosols that can infect us. The difference between the face masks can be easily explained.

N95 Respirators –N95 masks have a filtering facepiece respirator for air filtration that filters more or less 95% of airborne particles. These masks are designed to achieve a close facial fit and are typically round and designed to form a tight seal around the nose.

Surgical Face masks – is intended to b worn by healthcare professionals to catch the bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearer’s mouth and nose. These masks are disposable and are loose-fitting, soft, and pleated.

Homemade Face Masks – Typically composed of a few layers of material along with a filtering material in between layers. These face masks need to be made correctly and according to the National Health and Safety Standards. Failure to make these masks correctly can result in infections.

Before deciding on the type of mask you require, it is important to keep the safety of your employees in mind. Is this face mask preventative, long-lasting, and efficient to be able to continue operations over a long period of time? If the answer is no, you need to reconsider your choice.

FDK Transport wants you to feel comfortable in your working environment. Phone FDK Transport today for your quotation on face masks.

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