Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Malvern

On Site Face Fit Testing In Malvern

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

Malvern 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 Malvern 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 Malvern

The Malvern Hills are one of the most distinctive natural features in Great Britain, as well as being the source of the water that the Queen drinks.Consisting of a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire. They have been designated by the Countryside Agency as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The Malvern Hills in Herefordshire and Worcestershire EnglandThe Malvern Hills are a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The Hills run north/south for about 13 km (nine miles), in between Great Malvern and the village of Colwall, and overlook the River Severn valley to the East, with the Cotswolds beyond. The highest point of the hills is the Worcestershire Beacon at 425 metres (1395 feet) (OS Grid reference SO768452). The hills are famous for their natural mineral The town of Great Malvern in the Malvern Hillssprings and wells, and were responsible for the development of Great Malvern as a spa in the early 19th century.There are two passes through the hills, the Wyche cutting (Wyche means salt) and the A449 road just north of Herefordshire Beacon. The Herefordshire Beacon is also known as the British Camp, as the remains of an iron age hill fort can be found at the summit.The hills were a great inspiration for the truly English composer, Sir Edward Elgar. His many hobbies included golf and cycling and whilst living in Herefordshire composed some of his most inspirational music. A statue is planned to honour his memory and you can follow the Elgar Route to experience what he enjoyed.Malvern is largely Victorian but its roots go back much further. Iron and Bronze Age forts and tracks ran along the hills andMalvern was only a collection of small cottages until the Middle Ages. The oldest parts of the town can be seen around the Priory Church which was founded in 1085 when Benedictine monks settled here and built a Priory, which was a daughter house to Westminster Abbey.Malvern originated as a spa village with therapeutic qualities attributed to its springs. It was the Georgian fancy of taking the waters and later the Victorian popularity of the water cure that transformed Malvern into a Water Cure town. Doctors Gully and Wilson brought hydrotherapy – the water cure – from Austria and built the first water cure house in 1845. The growing influx of visitors necessitated accommodation, information and social recreation to rival such centres as Bath and Cheltenham. Although you can no longer take the water cure in Malvern, many of the impressive buildings are still in use as public buildings.The popularity of Malvern continued to grow even when the water cure had declined. George Bernard Shaw and Edward Elgar brought Malvern into the 20th Century with their music and theatre festivals held in the Winter Gardens. Today there is a new theatre complex in the old Winter Gardens; the old Iron Age tracks leading to St. Ann’s well and onto the hills are still walked by visitors; and cars as well as people now traverse Belle Vue Terrace. The delight of Malvern today is still its unspoilt beauty, with a glimpse of past Victoriana including our many still-working gaslamps, stunning views of the Severn Valley and exciting music and theatre.Malvern is an impressive shopping destination, thanks to its hillside setting. There are bookshops – both new and secondhand. There are antique dealers, as well as auctions from time to time, not to mention quality furniture, fashion and food. The Malvern lifestyle attracts artists and craftspeople, so you will find some delightful works on show and in shops and galleries. But the best way to appreciate what Malvern has to offer is to visit and explore – there is much to find.

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