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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.




It is required by the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations, that all staff should take a face-fit test to ensure tight fitting face pieces are correctly fitted.



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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Disposable face masks, half masks and full-face masks are all required to have face-fit tests this includes all filtering face pieces and negative pressure full- face masks, power- assisted full face masks plus self-contained and air fed breathing apparatus. The importance with all facemasks is the correct fit to the face to prevent the inhalation of particles.

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As part of the Face-fit test, it is required as stated in HSE document 282/28, that every employee that uses RPE should undergo 7 exercises, each of which will last 1 minute. If the employee fails to pass one of the tests, the whole series of exercises must be taken again. Every staff member should achieve a pass in this particular test. 10 minutes is to be allocated to every staff member taking the Face-fit test.

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During the test exercises, is it required by the 282/28 document, that employees should simulate physical movement that would happen naturally on a day-to-day basis, during their work. This can be echoed with the use of exercise equipment and employees should walk, step and cycle to mimic dynamic movements for the duration of the Face-Fit tests.

Fire Coral Ltd covers the Cambridge area. If your company requires specialist Face-fit testing, make Fire Coral Ltd your first choice. We will create a bespoke training package based on staff numbers and we will even offer you a preferential rate. Ensure your staff are informed and fitted correctly for RPE. Call the experts, call Fire Coral Ltd 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 Cambridge

The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia about 50 miles (80 km) north-by-east of London. Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the city. Cambridge is well known as the home of the University of Cambridge. The university includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. The Cambridge skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital in the far south of the city and St John's College Chapel tower in the north. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, the city's population was 108,863 (including 22,153 students), and the population of the urban area (which includes parts of the neighbouring South Cambridgeshire district) is estimated to be 130,000.