Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Burnham-on-sea

On Site Face Fit Testing In Burnham-on-sea

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

Burnham-on-sea 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 Burnham-on-sea 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 Burnham-on-sea

With one of the longest sandy beaches in Europe, landmarks steeped in history and a rich tapestry of family activities, Burnham-on-Sea offers something for everyone. Blossoming during the Victorian era, Burnham continues to offer timeless seaside pleasures.DescriptionBurnham-on-Sea has everything from water parks to horse riding, sand artists and watersports. With long-stretching sandy beaches and stunning coastal walks, Burnham has everything you want from a traditional British seaside holiday.Burnham-on-Sea originated as a fishing village, and now is home to the southern tip of the second longest beach in Europe. The town’s annual carnival, bi-annual food and drink festival, gardens, restored art-deco cinema and busy calendar of events ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this thriving seaside town. The iconic Low Lighthouse is the last of three active lighthouses in Burnham-on-Sea and is a must-see for visitors and photographers. Whilst Burnham may have one of the longest expanses of sand, it has the shortest pier in Britain, perfect for those looking for quaint, old fashioned fun. To see Burnham from above, climb nearby Brean Down headland for incredible 360-degree panoramic views of the Somerset Levels whilst reimagining history at The Palmerston Fort. If you’re an animal lover, nearby Animal Farm Adventure Park offers themed rides, farm animal favourites and more unusual creatures to visit and handle. Thrill-seekers will love nearby Brean Leisure Amusement Park, a family resort with over 40 rides and attractions. For a more relaxing affair, Apex Park boasts 42-acres of wide open spaces to enjoy a picnic and watch the local wildlife. The park’s gentle lakeside walking routes, children’s play area, outdoor gym and skate park means you’ll need to set aside an afternoon to make the most of this tranquil spot.

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