Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Bicester

On Site Face Fit Testing In Bicester

If your company is based in Bicester 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 Bicester. 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 Bicester using half-face disposable or reusable masks only.

Bicester 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 Bicester 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 Bicester

About BicesterA historical market town situated in the Cherwell District in the northern part of Oxfordshire. The town’s extensive history dates back to over a thousand years ago and a significant number buildings are places of historic interest. The town is twinned with Les Essarts in France.Bicester’s medieval church, St Edburg’s is the earliest remaining building in Bicester and by taking a stroll around the Market Square, you will be discovering the historical town trail.The town is a frequent escape for motorsport fans, only a mile or so from the centre is the fascinating Bicester Heritage. The site is an old RAF barracks that is now home to classic British cars such as Rileys, Morrises and Austins are often given some TLC from engineers, mechanics and dealers. There are oftenopen days cater to thousands of motoring enthusiasts.Bicester Airfield, formerly RAF Bicester, is an airfield on the outskirts of Bicester the RAF left in 2004. The Ministry of Defence still owns part of the site, which is used for army training. In June 2004 the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association moved to RAF Halton. The airfield is one of the finest examples of an unmodified pre-war RAF station still almost completely in existence with many listed buildings. The brick 1934 Fort type 1959/34 control tower survives, as do the two C-type and two A-type aircraft hangars.Bicester is part of the North Oxfordshire countryside with distinctive honey coloured stone building villages and picturesque scenery, making it ideal for walking, cycling or exploring by car. Ideal base for exploring Banbury, Oxford, The Cotswolds, Stratford Upon Avon, Milton Keynes, Warwick and Leamington Spa – all within an hour’s drive.Bicester Village is the founding member of a Collection of 11 global shopping destinations, all offering world-leading brands and exceptional savings.The Bicester Village Shopping Collection unifies 11 distinctive destinations across Europe and China, each within reach of many of the world’s most important gateway cities: London, Paris, Shanghai, Milan, Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt and Suzhou.The Collection is unique in its unprecedented brand mix, beautiful settings, cultural richness, and remarkable service and savings.

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