Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Llanelli

On Site Face Fit Testing In Llanelli

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

Llanelli 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 Llanelli 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 Llanelli

Llanelli is a traditional market town, compact, accessible, friendly and welcoming, offering all the services you expect in a town centre – banks, post office, professional services, hairdressers and beauticians, cafés and restaurants. The St Elli shopping centre with its eye-catching glass pyramid adjoins the popular indoor market over flowing with welsh culture, colourful heaps of fresh fruit and vegetables and useful stalls. Mingling within the high street is a modern library and a historic landmark property Llanelly House all linked by canopied streets, upgraded properties, footpaths and cycleways. The whole shopping centre is flat, allowing easy access for young and old alike.An Odeon multiplex cinema is located in the centre of the Eastgate development along with a state of the art theatre Ffwrnes providing all year round top class live theatre to rival anything the best of the West End currently has to offer!. Eastgate also offers a range of eateries from Nando’s, Joe’s Ice cream to Costa Coffee catering for every taste around every corner.A short walk away from Llanelli town centre is Parc Howard Mansion & gardens, which transports you into the 19th century when Llanelli grew on the strength of its tinplate production; the gardens are gorgeous and inside the house is the largest collection of Llanelly Pottery. On the outskirts of Llanelli on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, the owners of impressive mid-Victorian Stradey Castle lead fascinating tours of their historic home.The traditional town centre offer is complemented by a fantastic out of town retail centre at Parc Trostre and Parc Pemberton offering a huge selection of high street shopping.Walk or cycle along the Millennium Coastal Path, which runs from Llanelli through Sandy Water Park, Burry Port to Pembrey Forest. The magnificent promenade with viewing platforms boast stunning views of Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsular. There are specious car parks and a fantastic adventure playground too. Bikes can be hired at Ramp Skatepark, it is not what you would expect to find on the outskirts of town but it is attracting attention from skateboarders near and far.Around the world Llanelli is known for its legendary rugby team, Llanelli Scarlets. It screams great players down more than 100 years – Albert Jenkins to Phil Bennett and George North. Watch the Scarlets play at the Parc y Scarlets and experience the local passion for the national sport.

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