Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Mountain Ash

On Site Face Fit Testing In Mountain Ash

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

Mountain Ash 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 Mountain Ash 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 Mountain Ash

…pastel-coloured buildings with pleasant views of the wooded hillsides above… Like other valley communities, Mountain Ash owes its existence to the coal boom of the nineteenth century, becoming a sizeable town within a very short period of time.The shops are centred on Oxford Street, which runs parallel to the Cynon at the foot of a steep slope densely chequered with mid-nineteenth century terraced houses. Well stocked with traditional butchers, bakers and greengrocers as well as banks, travel agents and chemists, recent renovation has made the street an attractive blend of pastel-coloured buildings with pleasant views of the wooded hillsides above the town.Halfway along the street is a statue of the legendary runner Guto Nyth Brân, who is buried in the churchyard of Llanwonno just over the mountain. He is also commemorated on New Year’s Eve by the Nos Galan Races which are held in the streets of Mountain Ash after runners have completed the three miles from Guto’s grave by the light of flaring torches. Indoor recreation in Mountain Ash is centred around the international standard Indoor Bowling Centre.Across the river from the bustle of Oxford Street is an area of parkland and great scenic beauty. In a small garden in front of St Margaret’s Church is a mosaic pavement and memorial to the coal mines of the area, A short walk through the woods will bring you to the park, which is home to Mountain Ash Rugby Club, one of the oldest in Wales, known locally as the Old Firm; whilst higher up are the exquisitely preserved cottages of Cwmpennar, a tiny settlement hidden away from industry and town where time has stood still.

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