Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Ebbw Vale
On Site Face Fit Testing In Ebbw Vale
If your company is based in Ebbw Vale 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 Ebbw Vale. 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 Ebbw Vale using half-face disposable or reusable masks only.
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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 Ebbw Vale 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 Ebbw Vale
Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone is a focal point for manufacturing in Wales, with the skills you would expect from both a longstanding heritage in the sector and existing resident international and indigenous manufacturers.As well as contributing to Welsh productivity levels that are higher than the UK average, the Zone presents an attractive economic option, too. Not only does it attract some of the highest levels of financial support available in the UK (down to its Tier 1 status), but competitive property costs also keep overheads down.Its strong strategic location in south east Wales provides easy access to customers and the supply chain in the region and with other manufacturing hubs in the UK, including the West Midlands. Access is only set to improve, with the nearby A465 Heads of the Valleys road currently being upgraded with around £800m of investment.Theres also plenty of space to grow, with five key sites of prime development land, and 100 per cent room for expansion. Theres outline planning permission throughout the Zone, while fast-tracking means any planning decisions are normally made within just eight weeks.It first developed as a coal-mining centre. Iron was processed there beginning in the late 18th century, using local coal, ore, and limestone. Steel production began later. However, the problems of the British steel industry in the 1970s led the works to close down its steelmaking operations by about 1978, and coal mining had ceased in the area by the end of the 20th century. The collapse of the towns chief industries brought economic hardship. The town continues to produce tinplate. It has other light industries and is a shopping centre. Pop. (2001) town, 8,944; urban area, 33,280; (2011) town, 8,835; built-up area, 33,068.