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>Fire Coral Ltd is one of the UK’s leading providers of Face-fit testing for companies. If you are based in the Buckingham area and your staff require the use of respirators, masks and respiratory equipment (RPE) to perform their work, in accordance to the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28, Fire Coral Ltd are the professionals at your service. It is in your interest to comply with regulations set out regarding the use and fit of RPE. Face-fit testing not only ensures staff know how to use RPE correctly, but that the RPE fits correctly, then you will have documentary evidence that your RPE is correct.




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.



The HSE guidance note HSE 282/28 (paragraphs 9 & 10) informs companies about the correct use and fitting of RPE. Although only a guide, if this information is adhered to correctly, your company will be well within the law regarding respirators.

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All types of RPE equipment are required to complete Face- Fit Testing. The range of masks includes full-face masks, half-face masks, disposable masks, negative pressure full-face masks, power assisted full masks as well as self-contained and air fed breathing apparatus.

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As documented in the HSE information 282/28 all Face-Fit Testing should include a series of 7 exercises, each performed for at least one minute each. Each staff member should achieve a pass result during the test. If one of the tests is a fail, the wearer must start the whole test again. This ensures that RPE is working, worn and fitted correctly. Each employee should have 10 minutes allocated to complete the series of tests.

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The 282/28 document notes that it is highly recommended that the test exercises should simulate the kind of physical movement employees express during their normal working day. With this in mind, tests should be performed whilst walking, stepping and cycling on exercise equipment.

Is your company is based in Buckingham? That is no problem for Fire Coral Ltd. We will send out our trained providers to ensure your staff are completely up to date with the use and fitting of RPE. Fire Coral Ltd will tailor a package for you, depending on staff numbers, and you will receive a booking discount. Call us today for Company Health and Safety peace of mind.

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 Buckingham

Buckingham is a town situated in north Buckinghamshire, England, approximately 10 miles (16.1 km) from the border with Northamptonshire. The town has a population of 11,572 (United Kingdom Census 2001), (2007 est. 13,200). Buckingham is also a civil parish designated as a town council. Historically, Buckingham was the county town of Buckinghamshire having been declared so in the in the 10th century when it was made the capital of the newly-formed shire of Buckingham until Aylesbury took over this role early in the 18th century. Buckingham has a variety of restaurants and pubs, typical of a small market town. It has a small number of local shops, both national and independent. Market days are Tuesday and Saturday, with a farmers' market held on the first Tuesday of each month. Buckingham is twinned with Mouvaux, France.