Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Chipping Sodbury

On Site Face Fit Testing In Chipping Sodbury

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

Chipping Sodbury 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 Chipping Sodbury 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 Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury is a medieval market town edging the southern end of the Cotswold Escarpment. The High Street is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants and public houses, including the traditional butchers, bakers and greengrocers.The town has an unusually wide main street and there is a rich assortment of architectural style from early Tudor through the 16th and 17th centuries into the grander Georgian and terraced late Victorian. As a small market town Chipping Sodbury is proud of it’s heritage and many of the events and festivals that take place here have done so for centuries. The farmers market runs twice a month and the Town Hall hosts numerous fairs and sales throughout the year.The town is frequently described as being on the edge of the Cotswolds. In reality only the east side of the parish, including Old Sodbury is strictly in the hills.In close proximity to Bath and Bristol, Chipping Sodbury is also within easy reach of many other towns, places of interest, excellent shops and beautiful scenery. Nearby towns and villages include Badminton, Castle Coombe, Chepstow, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Tetbury, Thornbury and Cirencester.Chipping Sodbury’s HistoryChipping Sodbury High Street is thought to be the widest street in England. This is partly because of the substantial markets held in the town from the Middle Ages, and partly because at one stage several buildings occupied the middle of Broad Street towards the lower end of the main thoroughfare.From the outset, Chipping Sodbury was dominated by agricultural produce. By the 13th and 14th centuries wool from the Cotswolds was being traded and there is evidence that weaving also became an important industry in the town and that the tanning of leather was also being carried out. The facades of many of the buildings in the Town date from the 18th and 19th Centuries. Many of these often hide far older structures.Today, the town is still a popular destination for shoppers and visitors. It retains the feel of a village and many local families have remained here for hundreds of years. The numerous fairs and festivals as well as the diverse range of societies and groups all play a part in making the town a successful and vibrant community.

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