BARRIER® Surgical Mask Basic

Basic surgical mask: Covering basic needs with high comfort

The BARRIER® Surgical Mask Basic assortment offers low breathing resistance and high comfort. The assortment is classified as type I in the EN 14683 European standard1. The Basic range is proposed for use during dry surgery, when there is no risk of splashes.

Low breathing resistance makes it easier to breathe and is more comfortable over long periods

High level of bacterial filtration efficiency reduces the spread of bacteria to the air in the operating room

Feature symbols are clearly indicated on every BARRIER surgical mask dispenser, which enables the user to choose an appropriate mask

A wall mounted dispenser system allows easy installation and convenient access for staff as masks are required

Clear evidence for use of mask in ultra clean air operating rooms

Bacterial shedding, wound contamination and clinical infection rates in clean wounds are influenced by staff clothing in the operating room. This was shown in a study performed in the UK, with the aim of clarifying the relative contribution of headwear, masks and clothing to the control of wound contamination in both ultraclean and conventional airflow operating rooms. The study concludes that headwear, masks and clothing with elastic cuffs should be worn by all staff in ultraclean-air operating rooms.2

  1. EN 14683:2005 Surgical masks – requirements and test methods, Annex A (informative)
  2. Hubble MJ et al. Clothing in laminar-flow operating theatres. J Hosp Inf 1996;32:1-7


  • Low breathing resistance
  • ›95% bacterial filtration efficiency
  • Extra long tie bands
  • EN14683:2005, type I
  • Dispenser system supports efficient handling

Optional features

  • Soft inner comfort layer
  • Tie-band
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