Qualitative Face Fit Training
Are you compliant?
Is Face Fit Testing a Legal Requirement? The answer is yes! Where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is used, The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) require it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers, and be “Suitable in every respect”. RPE will not protect the wearer if it does not fit properly. A major cause of leaks is poor fit or fitting. As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE face mask will fit everyone. Fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is “suitable and sufficient” for the wearer.
What you need to do.
The best time to carry out fit testing is at the initial Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) selection stage, when individual users can be assessed to ensure correct selection of RPE.
This will ensure that the individuals will be fit tested with the make model type and size of face mask that they will use in the work place.
If an employee wears more than one type of tight-fitting face mask, then each type of face mask must be fit tested.
Remember: All wearers of close fitting RPE must be trained in its use and must be clean shaven to afford an adequate face seal.
18 Recruitment provide Qualitative Face Fit Testing for employees who have experience with RPE and are required on behalf of their company to be Qualitative Face Fit Tested.
The tests can be carried out at your company offices, on site or at our offices based in Brentwood or Warrington.