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>If you require Face-fit testing for your company staff and are based in the Isle-of-Wight area, Fire Coral Ltd can provide fully trained members to come out to your place of work and provide qualitative face-fit testing for your employees. Health and Safety at work is a vital part of working life, and if your staff use Respiratory equipment (RPE) as part of their work equipment, it is in your interest that respirators work properly and fit correctly. The Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28 promotes the proper use of respiratory equipment, and Fire Coral LTD’s face-fit testing ensures that every staff member is trained and masks are correctly fitted.




Face-fit testing is required, especially if employees work with chemicals. The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations state then when selecting RPE equipment, a face-fit test ensures the correct fitting for the wearer.



For the use of RPE, to ensure your company is falling within the guidelines and complying with the law, following the information in paragraphs 9 and 10 of the HSE guidance note HSE 282/28 will be enough to ensure your company is following basic regulations concerning RPE.

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All masks should be fitted correctly to prevent inhalation of particles and dangerous chemicals. The range of masks which would need correct Face-fit testing include, disposable face masks, half masks, full-face masks, all filtering face pieces and negative pressure full- face masks, power- assisted full face masks plus self-contained and air fed breathing apparatus.

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Face Fit testing, as recommended by the HSE information document 282/28 should include a series of 7 exercises to be performed for one minute each. Each wearer must pass these exercises during one single testing period. If one of the exercises fails, the whole test must be taken again. 10 minutes is the minimum time required to conduct the 7 exercises per staff member, which also allows trainers to show how to use and wear the mask correctly.

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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 Isle-of-Wight? 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 Isle-Of-Wight

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, 3–5 miles (5–8 km) off the south coast of the county of Hampshire, separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent. The island is known for its natural beauty, its sailing based at the town of Cowes, and its resorts, which have been holiday destinations since Victorian times. The Island has a rich history, including a brief status as an independent kingdom in the 15th century. Until 1995, in common with Jersey and Guernsey, the island had its own Governor - most notably Lord Mountbatten from 1969–1974, after which he became Lord Lieutenant until his assassination in 1979. It was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and to Queen Victoria, who built her much loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. The island's maritime and industrial history encompasses boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. It is home to the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, Bestival and the recently-revived Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was the largest rock music event ever held. The island has some exceptional wildlife and is one of the richest locations of dinosaur fossils in Europe. In the past, the Isle of Wight has been part of Hampshire. In 1890, it became an independent administrative county, though it continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire.