Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Kidlington

On Site Face Fit Testing In Kidlington

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

Kidlington 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 Kidlington 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 Kidlington

Until the 20th Century, Kidlington was very much a rural community but in 1928 land along the main road through the village was sold for housing and, just prior to World War II building of the Garden City estate was started in the south of the parish.Since 1945 many other estates have been built and today Kidlington has a modern shopping centre, library, large village hall, market and many modern dwellings. There are a good number of Pubs, cafes and restaurants in or near the village centre as well as dispersed through the village.Kidlington also has the headquarters of the County Fire Service, the Thames Valley Police and the County St. John Ambulance Brigade.Kidlington is well provided for by schools and community education. There are four primary schools and nurseries attached to three of these. Gosford Hill School is a large 11-18 Comprehensive and Specialist College of Mathematics and Computing. On the same campus is a thriving community education centre providing a wide range of learning and leisure programmes and courses.Kidlington enjoys good sports facilities. As well as recreation and sports areas managed by the Parish Council and Kidlington Recreation Trust, there is a Sports Complex on the Gosford Hill School campus and a fine modern Sports Pavilion with associated pitches at Stratfield Brake.In addition to shops and offices within the main part of the village, Kidlington has an expanding office and commercial area along the Langford Lane to the north of the village. This Langford Locks area has a thriving business community that attracts businesses from all industry sectors.This whole area employs nearly 4000 workers. Adjacent to Oxford Airport is the Spires Business Park with occupiers varying from the likes of Elsevier to Thames Valley Police.Opposite is Langford Business Parks and Oxford Motor Park , a huge collection of motor traders representing many of the popular car companies.

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