Qualitative test kit
Successful Fit Test Record
Candidates must bring the mask that is intended to be worn when performing the task. Candidates should be suitably clean-shaven for the fit test. The same rule applies when employees wear face pieces on a day to day basis at work. Candidates should not eat or drink within a 30 minute period before attending the test.
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.
It is now a requirement that any RPE supplied by an Employer is fit tested with the wearer.
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).
If you have any queries about Face Fit testing, or wish to find out more, please call or email us:
Tel: 01455 203600