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  • Face-fit testing of up to 40 people per day

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>Employees of your company in (VARIABLE 8) must have documentary evidence of the fit and use of respiratory equipment (RPE). For those working with dangerous chemicals and materials, RPE is vital. Fire Coral Ltd provides onsite Face-Fit testing to ensure every RPE user understands how the system works and that the mask fits their face correctly. Our expert training staff will come out to your company and provide Face-fit testing, ensuring you receive the correct documentation required in the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28.




The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations require that all company staff using respirators should take a face-fit test to ensure tight fitting face pieces fit correctly.



In paragraphs 9 and 10 of the HSE guidance note HSE 282/28 companies will find the requirements regarding the fitting of RPE. Although a guide, if the information is adhered to correctly, companies will be doing enough to comply with the law.

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All respirators and masks should be checked for correct use and fitting. Masks that would need Face-fit testing include, disposable facemasks, half masks, full-face masks, all filtering face pieces, negative pressure full- facemasks, power- assisted full-face masks, self-contained and air-fed breathing apparatus.

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A set of exercises under the simulation of everyday work and movement determines correct use and fit. There are 7 exercises which each staff member should complete, each lasting for 1 minute. If one of the exercises is a fail, the whole test needs to be re-taken. Each member of staff should have 10 minutes allocated to complete the whole range of exercises.

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Normal working conditions should be simulated during the test, as mentioned in the HSE 282/28 document. It is recommended that staff should be using dynamic movements such as walking, stepping and cycling on exercise machines.

If your staff use RPE on a regular basis and you would like to ensure they are fully trained in the wearing, fitting and use of respiratory equipment, Fire Coral LTD can provide you with a tailored training package and at a preferential rate. For companies based in Bradford with asbestos training needs, contact us today….

About Face Fit Testing

Face Fit Testing is a method that is used to identify how fitting a facepiece matches an individual. An inappropriate facepiece will substantially reduce the needed protection, so it is required to meet the safety criteria.

Furthermore, there are two types of Face Fit Testing - qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative method is specifically designed for testing of filtering facepieces (disposable masks) and half masks but not full face masks, as it is based on tasting or smelling a bitter, sweet or odorous compound. Whereas quantitative is designed for all types of masks and is also known as Fit Factor. It is based on numerical calculations of the efficiency of the fit.

About Bradford

Bradford lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, in Northern England. It is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, 8.6 miles (13.8 km) west of Leeds, and 16 miles (25.7 km) northwest of Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following local government reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough. Bradford has a population of 293,717, making it the thirteenth-most populous settlement in the UK. Bradford forms part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area conurbation which in 2001 had a population of 1.5 million and is part of the Leeds-Bradford Larger Urban Zone (LUZ), the third largest in the UK after London and Manchester, with an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2.4 million. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford rose to prominence during the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture, particularly wool. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the earliest industrialised settlements, rapidly becoming the "wool capital of the world". The area's access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; Bradford has fine Victorian architecture including the grand Italianate City Hall.