But the provision of improved respiratory protection is not pioneering is it?
De Winter: No, several companies are able to do this. The only difference here is that we go that one step further and look at how the product is being used. By training everyone involved and taking time for research, requirements and changes, we created a solution whereby the actual exposure now is no different to what you might experience outside of the company.
Van Leeuwen: How the respiratory protective equipment is being used on the job is crucial for the end result. Our research has shown that in everyday usage, employees were removing their respiratory protective equipment to talk to each other, thereby exposing themselves to hazardous substances. So we developed a unique solution in conjunction with users and the manufacturer Sundström Safety.