FACE FIT TESTING

It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protection as a control measure under Health and Safety Legislation must be fit tested. Hazchem can help to ensure that you company is compliant.  

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What is Face Fit Testing ?

Face Fit Testing is used to ensure your respiratory protection fits your face and provides the maximum level of protection at all times.

Why do I Need to be Fit Tested?

It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protection as a control measure under the Health and Safety Legislation must be fit tested.

If a mask is being used for comfort purpose rather than a control measure then a Fit Test is not required, but this should be clearly documented in the employees risk assessment.

Types of Fit Testing

Qualitative – Using the workers sense of taste as a measure of a correctly fitted mask the test subject has a high concentration of a bitter and sweet taste sprayed as a mist into a protective hood while wearing their respiratory protection. The test subject is then required to perform tasks such as counting out loud and bending at the waist. If after the test is complete the subject cannot taste either solution the respiratory protection tested is deemed suitable to be used in the workplace.

Quantitative – The worker is required to perform a selection of tasks while a specialist machine counts air particles both inside and outside of the mask, the ratio of these results is then used to determine the suitability of the respiratory protection in the workplace.

Our Face Fit Packages

Qualitative Train The Tester Session

This session is suitable for a maximum of 6 people and includes:

    • 3-4 hour session, delivered by one of the Hazchem team
    • We come to your place of work
    • Practical demonstrations, short multiple choice test, course notes & completion certificate
    • This session is suitable for both small and large Companies

Half Day Quantitative RPE Face Fit Testing

This session is suitable for a maximum of 8 people / tests and includes:

    • Half day of testing delivered by one of the Hazchem team
    • Each test takes around 20 minutes
    • Testing can be done on any make or model of FFP disposable, cartridge half mask or full face respirator
    • This session is suitable for both small and large Companies

Full Day Quantitative RPE Face Fit Testing

This session is suitable for a maximum of 9 – 16 people / tests and includes:

        • Full day of testing delivered by one of the Hazchem team
        • Each test takes around 20 minutes
        • Testing can be done on any make or model of FFP disposable, cartridge half mask or full face respirator
        • This session is suitable for larger Companies

For more information and prices or to discuss your requirements call us on +44 (0)1280 841400 or email us on sales@hazchemsafety.com one of our team will be happy to assist you.

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