Face Fit Testing Open Days in Lutterworth15th January 2016 | Events News
It is now a requirement that any respiratory protective equipment supplied by an Employer is fit tested with the wearer.
According to UK legislation, all UK employees who wear tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE), should have a certificate to prove that the protective equipment they are using fits them correctly and is protecting them effectively for the task they are performing.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type of mask will fit everyone.
The Consultants at Browns Health & Safety are qualified to carry out qualitative Face Fit Testing to meet the requirements of the HSE OC 282/28 Document. Each person is tested using a Qualitative test kit, with each individual then being awarded a Fit test record for the mask type used in the test (subject to a successful testing and a positive test result).
Retest is recommended for any change in face shape, significant dental work or new type of mask, or a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of the last test.
Browns are offering face fit testing all day (9am – 4pm) on Monday 29th February and Friday 11th March at a cost of £35 + VAT per person. The test takes approximately 20-25 minutes. If you would like to attend, please ring to book an available time (01455 203600) and bring the mask with you that you will be wearing for the task/s.