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>If your company is based in Scarborough and you require qualitative face-fit testing for your employees, Fire Coral LTD can provide a range of training from fully trained providers. As part of your company health and safety remit, if you provide your staff with respiratory equipment (RPE) it is in your interest that the respirators fit your staff correctly, and are used and applied in the correct manner. To adhere to the requirements of the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28, face-fit testing ensures that every staff member has a correctly fitting respirator.




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.



Using the HSE guidance note HSE 282/28 (paragraphs 9 & 10) will inform companies how to use and correctly fit RPE. This information is guidance for companies, but used correctly will be enough to comply with the law regarding the use and fitting of RPE.

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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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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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As noted in the 282/28 document, it is recommended that the test exercises and performed using movement which echo the wearers every day work routine, this includes walking, stepping and cycling on exercise equipment. This simulates what the RPE wearer would go through when performing physical work.

If your company is based in Scarborough and uses RPE on a regular basis, make sure your Health and Safety is up to standard, and book a Face-Fit testing course with Fire Coral LTD. Our trained providers will take your staff through the correct steps of RPE use and fitting and ensure every staff member passes the Face-Fit test. Fire Coral Ltd will tailor a package to you depending on your staff numbers, and you’ll receive a preferential rate. Call 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 Scarborough

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. The modern town lies between 3 - 70 m (10 - 230 ft) above sea level, rising steeply northward and westward from the harbour onto limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland. Scarborough is served by Scarborough railway station, with services from York, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool on the North TransPennine route and from Hull via Bridlington and Filey on the Yorkshire Coast Line. With a population of around 50,000, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast. It is home to residential communities, business, fishing and service industries, plus a growing digital and creative economy. Scarborough won the 2008/2009 award for the most creative and inspiring entrepreneurship initiative in Europe, and was also named as the most enterprising town in Britain in 2008.