Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Tiverton

On Site Face Fit Testing In Tiverton

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

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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 Tiverton 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 Tiverton

Settled in the Mid Devon countryside, the town of Tiverton steps you back to a simpler time, with romantic castles, historic houses, and horse drawn barges. Set on the banks of the Great Western Canal, the town is full of history and heritage to be explored.Centrally located in Devon, Tiverton is the ideal base for exploring the Devon countryside and to really escape on holiday – where you can discover surrounding traditional thatched villages, enjoy rural countryside walks and wildlife, and enjoy beautiful local produce at your leisure.Things to do in TivertonOn the outskirts of Tiverton lies the Grand Western Canal with an amazing 24 bridges along its 11-mile stretch. Built originally to transport lime, it is now a beauty spot with local wildlife, including yellow flags and arrowhead, darting dragonflies, coots, mallards, and moorhens. Enjoy the scenery with a walk along the towpath, or trips afloat on painted barges drawn by magnificent shire horses, courtesy of the Tiverton Canal Co.If you love local history, Tiverton is brimming with heritage. Visit the beautiful Tiverton Castle, a royal fortress commissioned in 1106 by Henry 1, or the 11th Century Bickleigh Castle with moated gardens.One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses is the National Trust property of Knightshayes Court, built in 1869, the house is an exciting architectural experience, with extraordinary ‘medieval’ romantic interiors, rich decoration and ceramics. Find out more about Tiverton’s rich heritage at award-winning Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, with 14 galleries of exhibits including the Tivvy Bumper GWR locomotive.For something a bit more active, try the Grand Western Canal Cycle route – an easy 8-mile cycle from Tiverton to the Somerset border, perfect for families sits beside the canal towpath and takes in superb views of the mid Devon countryside along the way. The town has a great selection of interesting shops, while countless bargains can be found at the historic Pannier Market including a Farmer’s Market on the third Wednesday of each month. Try Bickleigh Mill just outside of Tiverton for an independent shopping experience- with gifts and homewares from around the world.Just north of Tiverton is Exmoor National Park – stunning moorland with the north Devon coastline not far to enjoy.Where to Stay in TivertonTiverton has some great hotels, B&B’s and self catering cottages in and around the town to suit your needs and budget. For more options, check out our Tiverton Accommodation pageTop Events in TivertonThe Mid Devon show held in July is a real celebration of rural country life, and has an excellent array of food, music, entertainment, horticulture and farm life. Don’t miss the local farmers market held every third Wednesday – an amazing array of local produce from nearby farms and producers – a great place to get your hands on some real local farm fair.The National Trust property at Knightshayes also holds regular family events, especially during the school holidays so you can be sure the kids are entertained.Many local attractions also hold special events throughout the year to capture the kid’s imagination.

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