Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Clevedon

On Site Face Fit Testing In Clevedon

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

Clevedon 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 Clevedon 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 Clevedon

Clevedon is a beautiful Victorian seaside town overlooking the Severn Estuary.Jutting out beyond the Victorian town and pebbled beach elegantly sits Clevedon Pier, the only Grade 1 listed pier in England. Almost 150 years old, it used to receive paddle steamer passengers from Devon and Wales and now features a shop, award-winning restaurant and visitor centre as well as holding a host of events throughout the year. Whether you choose to take a stroll along the promenade whilst tucking into fish and chips or diving into Marine Lake for a swim, Clevedon is a beautiful spot in every season. Opened in 1929, the Marine Lake is now a training location for long distance swimmers, a safe swimming spot for children and a great place for watersports and crabbing. Next to the Marine Lake you’ll find the Salthouse Field with a miniature railway, a nearby mini-golf centre and plenty of family-themed activities taking place over the summer months. Walkers are spoilt for choice with numerous routes on offer: retrace the steps of famous poets such as Tennyson and Coleridge on the clifftop Poets’ Walk, a great place to reimagine history and take in picture-postcard views.Clevedon’s charming scenery can be appreciated from an assortment of cafés and restaurants next to Clevedon Pier. Nearby you’ll find Hill Road, offering a range of local independent shops, The Triangle, home to high street brands, and the monthly Clevedon Sunday Market, where you’ll grab a great bargain. Step back in time by visiting the Curzon Clevedon Cinema, the oldest purpose-built cinema in the world still in working order. The nearby 14th-century manor house, Clevedon Court, has an astonishing medieval core, stunning listed gardens and Eltonware pottery and Nailsea glass on display. This National Trust manor is available to visit between April-September. Clevedon is a fashionable Victorian-esc seaside town with a charming and sedate atmosphere. Its low cragy coastline includes many fine shingle beaches and a lovely west facing cliff-top promenade. Ideal for a bracing stroll or to just sit and relax and take in the spectacular views across to the Welsh coast.The lack of a railway terminus has prevented the town from being overdeveloped, resulting in a pleasant little resort with very few of the modern gaudy attractions associated with other busy seaside towns. Clevedon’s half-mile of seafront, which runs from the pier to Salthouse Field, includes ornamental gardens, a Victorian bandstand, bowling green, tennis courts, crazy golf and a small marine lake. There is also an excellent range of guest houses, shops and restaurants, including several fine traditional pubs.Clevedon’s pride and joy is its elegant Victorian pier that stretches far out into the Bristol channel. The pier is popular spot for fishing and boat trips, which are available from the pier-end during the summer months.Clevedon’s small town centre includes a 19th-c. market hall, a Victorian clock tower and a 1920’s Curzon cinema. Churches include the Medieval St John’s parish church and the partly Norman St Andrew’s Church, located beside an un spoilt headland at the south-west end of the town.Just a few miles from the town is the fine 14th-c. manor house, Clevedon Court; home of the Elton family since 1709. The Eltons were gifted merchants and scholars who were instrumental in the development of Clevedon as a popular holiday destination.Just to the north of Clevedon is Ladye Bay, a beautiful rocky cove backed by downs. This area makes for very pleasant walking and a popular coastal footpath called ‘Lovers Walk’, starts at the top of Marine Parade and leads on to Ladye Bay. In fact, Cleveland’s coastal walks have inspired many great writers over the centuries, including Tennyson and Coleridge. In celebration of this another popular trail, known as Poets walk, runs along the main promenade and around Wain’s Hill to the south of the town. The remains of an iron age fort stand on the top Wain’s Hill, where there are some lovely views over the town and across the Somerset levels.

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