Barrier Masks for Consumers – Requirements from NSAI

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) develops and publishes standards to meet international demands for the quality, design, performance, safety and environmental impact of products and services.

In response to a request from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) and in the light of many Irish manufacturing companies trying to change their production lines, NSAI has developed this Specification Written in Fast Track (SWiFT) to address an urgent need for a consensus-based specification for non-medical and non-PPE masks (barrier masks) for the general public. Used in conjunction with relevant public health advice, these barrier masks may contribute to the prevention of the spreading viral (e.g. COVID-19) infections.

This standard was written by a multi-disciplinary group of individuals to ensure face coverings – Barrier Face Masks made available to the general public are safe and effective for use.  HRB-CRCI was part of this team.

Check the requirements on the NSAI website.