Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Pontypridd

On Site Face Fit Testing In Pontypridd

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

Pontypridd 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 Pontypridd 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 Pontypridd

…a bustling, traditional market town, a place of curiosities and characters…Nestling at the foot of steep, wooded slopes where the River Rhondda joins the River Taff, Pontypridd is a bustling, traditional market town, a place of curiosities and characters which also happens to be home to the 16,000 students of the University of Glamorgan.During the19th Century, Pontypridd was a boom town of coal mining and heavy industry with Brown Lenox chains, Trefforest tinplate and Nantgarw china.The town also has strong traditions of sport and culture. Pontypridd Rugby Club is famous the world over, and record points scorer Neil Jenkins has been lovingingly reproduced in the World of Groggs Pottery and Shop, along with celebrities past and present. Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities exist at the Hawthorn Leisure complex. Opera stars Stuart Burrows and Sir Geraint Evans and pop star Tom Jones were all born in the surrounding villages, whilst the Welsh National anthem Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers) was composed here in 1856 by Evan James and his son James James – there is a fine memorial to them in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park by sculptor Goscombe John….one of the biggest open-air market in Wales fills the streets…The performing arts are well served by the Muni Arts Centre, and concerts also take place in the Hawthorn Leisure Centre, and of course at the University of Glamorgan which is a lively centre of entertainment for the young.And like all market towns, Pontypridd really comes alive every Wednesday and Saturday when one of the open-air market fills the streets with rugs and carpets, shoes and shirts, crockery and curtains, leather goods and fancy goods and knick-knacks – bargains galore! Meanwhile, in the indoor market, tables groan with fresh produce, from cabbages and cauliflowers to apples, local cheeses, butter from the churn, and bara lawr, a Welsh speciality formed from healthy edible seaweed.Nearby, the main shopping area is centred on Taff Street, where banks and office suppliers rub shoulders with butchers and bakers, travel agents and jewellers, and many well-known British high-street names including Marks and Spencer, WH Smith and Boots.And when the bustle of the town centre gets too much, cafes, pubs and hotels beckon, and just across the river, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, with tree-lined walks, gardens and majestic views of the surrounding mountains. The woods and wild highlands are only minutes away by car so that shopping can be combined easily with sightseeing or walking, cycling on the Taff Trail or a visit to the nearby Rhondda Heritage Park Mining Museum.The story of Pontypridd is told at the Pontypridd Museum which stands on the banks of the Taff next to the town’s famous Old Bridge. Pierced by six holes to direct the thrust of the high, single-span stone arch, the bridge was built by William Edwards in 1756, when it was the longest stone span bridge in Europe, so famous that Josiah Wedgwood used it as a design for a dinner service commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia.Above all, Pontypridd is a compact, friendly place, and you can always be assured of a welcome whether you go shopping in the market or chose to imbibe the atmosphere of the town in any one of the traditional pubs or modern cafés.

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