Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Barry

On Site Face Fit Testing In Barry

If your company is based in Barry and you require qualitative face-fit testing for your employees, we at Fire Coral Ltd can provide you with testing by a Fit2Fit accredited provider.

As part of your company health and safety remit, if you provide your staff with respiratory equipment (RPE) you require certification that they fit your staff correctly, are used in the correct manner, and maintained in line with legal requirements. The Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note INDG 479 lays bare the need for face fit testing.

Face-fit testing is required, especially if your employees work in a dusty environment within Barry. The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations state then when selecting RPE equipment, a face-fit test is a way of ensuring an adequate seal is achieved. Did you know over 50% of masks tested on those with no training failed a face fit test.

By following the guidance laid out in INDG 479 & HSG 53 with regards RPE, you are meeting the regulatory requirements expected of you.

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All close fitting masks should be face fit tested on the wearer to demonstrate whether they work or not. The types of masks which would need face-fit testing include, disposable face masks (FFP3), half masks & full-face masks. Here at Fire Coral Ltd, we provide qualitative testing for workers in Barry using half-face disposable or reusable masks only.

Barry Face Fit Testing

A face fit test is a set of exercises simulating everyday movement to determine whether an adequate seal is maintained. There are 7 exercises which each staff member should complete, each lasting for 1 minute. If one of the exercises is failed, the whole test needs to be re-taken. We will test your staff in groups of nine in slots 1.5 hours apart to minimise downtime to yourselves.

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Normal working conditions should be simulated during the test, as mentioned in INDG 479. It is recommended that staff should be using dynamic movements such as walking, stepping and cycling on exercise machines.

If your staff in Barry use RPE on a regular basis, and you would like to ensure they are fully trained in the wearing, fitting, and use of their respiratory equipment; Fire Coral Ltd can provide you with a tailored training package at a preferential rate.

About Face Fit Testing

Face Fit Testing is a method that is used to identify how a dust mask matches an individual’s facial characteristics. A poor seal will substantially reduce the level of protection so face fit testing is required to fulfil the safety criteria.

Furthermore, there are two types of face fit testing - qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative method is specifically designed for testing of disposable masks (FFP3) and half masks but not full face masks. It is based on tasting a bitter or sweet compound. Quantitative testing is designed for full face masks.

About Barry

Barry is the largest town in South Wales and full of rich maritime history.A beautiful seaside resort with stunning family friendly beaches, a shopping centre at Holton Road where you’ll find many nationally recognised stores and the vibrant High Street full of independent, quirky shops, cafés and restaurants.The Knap Lake and Gardens provide old school charm with a Welsh harp-shaped boating lake against a backdrop of quaint cafes, and the towns’ parks; Romilly Park and Victoria Park, which are perfect for enjoying leisurely strolls or activities for the more energetic visitor. Porthkerry Country Park at 220 acres is the perfect venue for a great day out. Explore the acres of woodland and meadows in a sheltered valley that leads to a pebble beach and spectacular cliffs. Nature trails, picnic sites, café, adventure playground, barbecue areas make for a great day out.The Docks or Waterfront has seen much regeneration and the Pump House housing the famous Hangfire Smokehouse, café and gym is at its heart. The Barry Women’s Trail a trail of 17 prominent Barry women who made a significant contribution to public life, may be of interest to you.Barry Island made famous in recent years as the location of the much loved TV programme, Gavin & Stacey, now attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy its beautiful beaches and attractions for the whole family. Once home to the Butlins resort, visitors now revel in the transformation of the Island, with its picture postcard beach huts and climbing wall. A programme of events throughout the year draws crowds to enjoy.

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