Respirator test facility restrictions

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by polar69, Sep 1, 2006.

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  1. polar69

    polar69 LE

    Can anyone remember if there is a restriction on using the gas chamber for MATTS etc if you have just have a tooth extracted. I had one out today and its MATTs this weekend. Don't really fancy CS in the old gums ( not that I ever get a whiff of CS )
  2. Boxy

    Boxy LE

    Does it come under the open wound category?
    Isn't there a part of the brief prior to going in that says

    "Does anyone have any medical conditions which preventthem from being exposed(even accidently Polar) to CS gas?" then it'll put the onus on you, "d'you feel lucky?"
  3. Mr_Bridger

    Mr_Bridger War Hero

    Do you ever get a whiff of gums then? :)
  4. polar69

    polar69 LE

    Thats what I was thinking ....
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Old-Salt

  6. Boxy

    Boxy LE

    Chest infections, colds, asthma, skin complaints, pregnancy, contact lenses, eye infections....
  7. stripeyboot

    stripeyboot Swinger

    Just reading my handy Aide memoir.... ( and I said it would never be used.... what a pessemist). It says absolutely nothing about open wounds oral or otherwise.

    Sorry mate, you cant get out of it that way.... and besides... you will be too worried about your eyes waterin like you have just taken a hoofin to the tatties to be bothered about your gums
  8. could always chance it 1/2 the time no one knows what the restrictions are anyway :eek:
  9. al_5780

    al_5780 Old-Salt

    as long as you don't lick the tablet or match fusee you'll be fine
  10. night_crawler

    night_crawler Old-Salt

    If your gob is a mess and sore it will probaly not be a good idea but if you think you can manage so be it. There is nothing to say that you should be excused in my CBRN folder but it will come down to common sense. If it is pis*ing with blood then you shouldn't do it. CS will have no effect on the wound. How many times have you been in the RTF and had a burning mouth???Not at all.

    The best bit of advice is see the MO and if they think it would be unwise then they know best.
  11. Stop being a big girl, get in there and make like you aren't bothered :D
  12. stripeyboot

    stripeyboot Swinger

    I take my hat off to you sir..... thats exactly what i was thinking.