Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Ilfracombe

On Site Face Fit Testing In Ilfracombe

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

Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe

Stroll along the promenade to discover the delights of Ilfracombe seafront. There is always plenty going on especially during the summer months. There are gift shops, cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and take-aways. Everything you need for a proper British seaside holiday!The famous Victorian bathing pools at Tunnels Beaches are tucked away at the end of tunnels carved by hand by Welsh miners in the 1820s. Children can play safely in the sea filled pools and enjoy rockpooling.The Landmark Theatre is North Devon’s premier entertainment centre holding performances and exhibitions throughout the year including beer and cider festivals! The striking building also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Next door you will find Ilfracombe Museum with its weird & wonderful curiosities. The Ilfracombe Art and Craft Society Gallery has free exhibitions and is open from Easter to the end of November.The viewpoint from the top of Capstone Hill is well worth the walk to the top. On a clear day you can see Lundy Island and the coast of South Wales. Or take a walk around the level promenades on the sea side of Capstone Hill, a popular route for dog walkers. Note the interpretation boards which run along the seafront and around Capstone Parade and are part of a series lining the route of the South West Coast Path (SWCP) as it runs through the town. You will also see brass footprints in the ground to mark the route of the SWCP.Moving back towards the harbour there is a crazy golf course with brilliant floral displays and during the summer you will find bouncy castles, trampolines and regular outdoor events such as car boot/tabletop sales not to mention events which include All Things Morris in July, Ilfracombe Carnival in August and the annual Ilfracombe Bike Show in September which sees hundreds of motorbikes descend upon the town. There has been a port here since at least the 12th Century and a settlement for much longer. Today the predominant use is for leisure and tourism but this is still a working harbour with fish and seafood landed daily with the tide. Enjoy the spectacle of a proper working boat or watch the gig crews practise their sport.Trips to Lundy Island, coastal cruises, fishing, sea-life safaris and diving are all available along the quay. Try a trip on the Ilfracombe Princess and see seals, porpoises and sea birds nesting on the cliffs. Try your hand at mackerel or deep sea fishing on Blue Fin. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you step aboard one of the Ilfracombe RIB’s and take an exhilarating tour of North Devon’s amazing coastline on the Ilfracombe Sea Safari. The harbour is also the venue for events such as Sea Ilfracombe, a celebration of Ilfracombe’s maritime past and Birdman, A full day family event with live music, bars, food and silly people jumping into the water. Along the Quay and in the surrounding streets there are restaurants, cafes, tea gardens and pubs, many with outside eating and drinking areas giving the feel of a continental pavement culture. Small shops abound selling gifts and other more quirky goods as well as more general stores. There are a number of take-aways including several fish and chip shops. Try an ice cream! You can buy everything from locally made ices to Italian style Gelato.Overlooking the harbour is St Nicholas Chapel on the top of Lantern Hill built in 1361 and housing England’s oldest working lighthouse. Ilfracombe Aquarium is a fun, family day out, an all-weather attraction. The working RNLI lifeboat station is also open to the public and houses Ilfracombe’s Mersey class lifeboat Spirit of Derbyshire. Damien Hirst’s ‘Verity’, a 20m tall bronze statue of a pregnant women, overlooking the harbour entrance, is Ilfracombe’s newest attraction, a ‘must see’ for visitors and locals alike.Fore Street is the road leading into and out of the original harbour settlement. It winds lazily from the sea to join the High Street and town centre. Throughout the middle ages a hotchpotch of cottages, inns and workshops sprang up and many of the buildings still remain. The George and Dragon at the harbour end has operated continuously as a tavern since 1360 whilst the Prince of Wales, housing an original well, is said to be the oldest surviving building. This is also the venue for several events throughout the summer including food festivals, dancing and music into the evening. There are other pubs and cafes and a range of restaurants serving British and Ethnic cuisine to suit all tastes and pockets. Fore Street and the streets leading from it have become Ilfracombe’s foodie quarter and in the busy summer months diners spill out onto pavement eating areas. You can choose fine dining, modern British, French, Spanish Tapas and fish restaurants amongst others.Many of the buildings in the town centre date from the 19th century and most of the shops are independent retailers; some have been in the same family for generations. You will find food retailers, banks and building societies, chemists, clothes and homeware shops that will cater for your retail needs. It has often been said that you can find anything you need in Ilfracombe, just not all in the same shop! You will also find a warm welcome and an old fashioned charm rarely experienced these days. No faceless shopping malls for us.

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