Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Eastleigh

On Site Face Fit Testing In Eastleigh

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

Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh

Eastleigh is part of the picturesque Hamble Valley area stretching along the River Hamble and Solent, including Bishop’s Waltham, Bursledon, Botley, Netley Abbey, and Hamble.The Spitfire prototype was launched from Eastleigh Aerodrome back in 1936, now known as Southampton International Airport located on the outskirts of town. The entrance to the airport now proudly displays a replica Spitfire.Eastleigh is easy to get to being located very close to the M27 and M3 Motorways, to the south of the town is Southampton Airport. Eastleigh train station is in the heart of the town and links directly to London and the North of England.Things to do in EastleighEastleigh has a bustling town centre with plenty of things to do including Eastleigh Museum a small, friendly venue with a coffee shop, offering visitors a glimpse into the past including a 1930s recreation of a terraced house and a railway exhibition. Families will enjoy Lakeside Country Park & Steam Railway, popular for fishing and easy strolls.At the heart of Eastleigh town centre is The Point, a contemporary performance space that offers a diverse programme of dance, theatre, comedy, film, children’s theatre and music. The venue also runs many different dance classes for all ages and a great youth theatre and youth dance company. In the evenings you can also visit the 9 screen cinema and bowling complex at the Swan shopping centre. The Swan shopping centre has all of the well known high street retailers.Put your pedal to the metal with high octane fun at Team-Sport Indoor Karting, a 450m indoor course with fly over and under pass.Eastleigh is well situated to if you want visit to other parts of Hampshire such as the New Forest, Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth. Popular attractions nearby are Burseldon Brickworks, Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World, Marwell Zoo, Winchester Catherdral and Southampton Football Club.There are many community events taking place throughout the year some of our favourites are Eastleigh Unwrapped and the Garden Sessions. Eastleigh Unwrapped is held annually in June in the town centre and Leigh Road Recreation Ground. Visitors can see the spectacular running aerial theatre, circus, interactive performances and live music. Eastleigh Unwrapped is run by the Point and is a free!The Garden Sessions are run throughout the warmer months and are organised by The Point in association with SoCo Music Project. Check out the guest artists perform live music at the Point’s Outdoor Garden Stage.Eastleigh also has its very own Summer music festival. Described as a hidden gem Eastleigh music festival has in the past seen performances by Badly Drawn Boy, British Sea Power, Cara Dillon and Seth Lakeman. The 3 day festival culminates in the Eastleigh Mela, a popular multi-cultural event with a great programme of dance, music, food and activities from around the globe.

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