Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Rhondda
On Site Face Fit Testing In Rhondda
If your company is based in Rhondda 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 Rhondda. 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 Rhondda using half-face disposable or reusable masks only.
Rhondda 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 Rhondda 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.
Secrets of ‘Britain’s best high street’: what the rest of us can learn from a small town in the Rhondda The valley stretched for a distance of eight or ten miles between two nearly parallel lines of hills, broken by a succession of cliffs of singular beauty……. The emerald greeness of the meadows in the valley below was most refreshing…… The air is aromatic with the wild flowers and mountain plants. A Sabbath stillness reigns …. it is the gem of Glamorganshire. Charles Cliffe, The Book of South Wales, 1847The river Rhondda is a dark turgid, and contaminated gutter, into which is poured the refuse of the host of collieries which skirt the thirteen miles of its course. The hills have been stripped of all their woodland beauty, and there they stand, rugged and bare, with immense rubbish heaps covering their surface …. The whole length of the valley has become transformed … the din of steam engines, the whirr of machinery, the grating sound of coal screens, and the hammering of the smithies proceed increasingly night and day, year in and year out. An unheard of wealth of industry and a great population have simultaneously sprung up together during the past sixty years … The industrial townships of this valley appear to be inseparably connected in one continuous series of streets of workmens’ cottages to Pontypridd. A Morris, Glamorgan, 1908. The above contrasting descriptions of the Rhondda appear in David Egan’s Coal Society (A History of the South Wales Mining Valleys, 1840-1980). Published in 1987 by Gomer Press.