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>If your company requires the use of respiratory equipment (RPE) and are based in Bournemouth Fire Coral LTD can offer qualitative Face- Fit testing from our group of fully trained providers. Face-fit testing ensures your employees know how to use respiratory equipment correctly and that facemasks fit properly. The Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28 offers information about the correct use of RPE and how the respirators should fit. Fire Coral LTD can come into your company and ensure that all staff are aware of the risks of incorrect fitting respirators.




Face-fit testing for company employees is required when respirators and facemasks have been selected for use with chemicals and materials such as asbestos, in accordance to the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations.



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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It is recommended by HSE 282/28 that the test exercises should be undertaken whilst performing movements such as walking on a treadmill, stepping motions on a stepper or cycling on an exercise bike. This should provide a simulation of physical work, which the mask wearer may be echoing in their daily work duties.

Book an asbestos training course with Fire Coral LTD in Bournemouth. Book now and receive a special rate. We can tailor a training package to your company needs not matter how many staff you require to be trained and face-fit tested. For more information, contact 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 Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset, England. According to the 2001 Census the town has a population of 164,900, making it the largest settlement in Dorset. It is also the largest settlement between Southampton and Plymouth. With Poole and Christchurch Bournemouth forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of approximately 400,000. Founded in 1810 by Lewis Tregonwell, Bournemouth's growth accelerated with the arrival of the railway, becoming a recognised town in 1870. Originally part of Hampshire, it joined Dorset with the reorganisation of local government in 1974. Since 1997 the town has been administered by a unitary authority, meaning that it has autonomy from Dorset County Council. The local authority is Bournemouth Borough Council. Bournemouth's location on the south coast of England has made it a popular destination for tourists. The town is a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre and financial companies that include Liverpool Victoria and PruHealth. In a 2007 survey by First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their life.