Qualitative Face-Fit Testing In Tonypandy

On Site Face Fit Testing In Tonypandy

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

Tonypandy 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 Tonypandy 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 Tonypandy

…a peaceful town benefiting from a commitment to the regeneration of the Victorian town centre.The name of Tonypandy, which actually means the pasture of the fulling mill has gone down in history as the place where striking miners, faced with starvation wages rioted in 1910, leading Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, to send in the Army. But today Tonypandy is a peaceful town benefiting from a commitment to the regeneration of the Victorian town centre. Tonypandy’s shopping centre – the largest in the Rhondda – is centred on Dunraven Street, which is largely pedestrianised. Cast-iron streetlighting columns and a handsome canopy to the walkway connecting the pedestrian zone with a large car park lend the street an elegant air, and a plaque records the fact that the renovation scheme was officially opened by actor Glyn Houston who, together with his brother Donald, is a famous son of Tonypandy.Midway along the street is an evocative sculpture by Howard Bowcott in the form of a tapering column precisely 4.6 metres high: every millimetre represents 1,000,000 years in the evolution of the Earth; a two-foot-nine inch band of slate represents the height of the coal seam beneath the town, and the words of Menna Elfyn sum up the Rhondda’s relationship with its greatest industry, Ynom ni bydd glo o hyd – In us, there will always be Coal – a message reinforced by the recreation of fossils in the paving stones.Dunraven Street caters for all tastes and include well-known names such as Boots as well as many local family businesses. But when it comes to spreading the fame of Tonypandy in the wider world, pride of place must go to CF40 Haircutters which attracts clients from London and even France – to have their hair styled in Tonypandy. It was the first salon outside a major city to be nominated for a British Hairdressing Award….nearby is the famous Mr. Creemy ice cream parlour…Nearby Penygraig boasts the famous Mr. Creemy’s award winning ice cream parlour, where there is little doubt you will give your own favourite flavour full marks. A short walk out of the town centre up the valley brings you to the suburb of Llwynypia with a statue of a miner and his family in a small garden at the junction with Tonypandy’s by-pass, and a little further on are the so-called ‘Scotch Terraces’ of old miners’ cottages and a statue to Archibald Hood, the mine owner who built them and named them after his pit, the Scotch Colliery.Further on still is the Archery Centre at Glyncornel, a fine house set in extensive woodland, and glorious views up the valley of the Rhondda Fawr to Penrhys, a medieval place of pilgrimage crowned by a statue to the Virgin Mary.

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