Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Exmouth

On Site Face Fit Testing In Exmouth

If your company is based in Exmouth 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 Exmouth. 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 Exmouth 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 Exmouth 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 Exmouth

Exmouth is an amazing town situated on the picturesque east coast of Devon just where the majestic River Exe meets the sea. Reputedly the oldest seaside resort in Britain, whether you’re visiting Exmouth for the day or taking a longer relaxed break, we know you’ll fall in love with our two miles of golden sand – the longest seafront in Devon and Cornwall.For the energetic there’s a whole host of water sports such as kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing. Exmouth is the home of Edge Watersports, run by Steph and Eric Bridge, who’ve done so much to develop and popularize kite surfing throughout the world. Our unique water front provides a great place for beginners to learn, while offering more challenging options for experienced seafarers.If you’d rather relax in a more sedate manner, Exmouth is the perfect place to promenade on our idyllic Esplanade. Take a trip back to the ‘good old days’ and listen to one of the many brass band recitals that take place throughout the year, or enjoy award-winning fish and chips as you take in our unique vistas.Exmouth is justifiably proud to be at the start of the majestic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, a site unparalleled for its abundance of fossils. If it’s dry land exercise you’re after, why not take a trip along our waterside cycle tracks to Topsham, Exeter or Budleigh Salterton? You’ll find that Exmouth is the perfect location to base a Devon cycling holiday. Even out of season, Exmouth holds many attractions – it’s a fantastic place for bird watching on the idyllic Exe estuary.We believe Exmouth is the place to stay for those who want to enjoy the best Devon and the Westcountry has to offer! We even have our own train branch (The Avocet Line) direct to Exeter and beyond. Every half hour, charming trains will take you to the centre of Exeter, a 20 minutes journey along the stunning Exe Estuary.

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