RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) Fit Test Training.
Are you complying with health and safety?
RPE used in the workplace must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. Tight fitting facepiece RPE such as respirators and dust masks can not protect the wearer if they leak due to a poor fit. For a mask to be effective it must must fit the wearers face correctly.
To help you comply with Health and safety Law and COSHH regulations we can offer fit test training at a cost effective price. The test price includes your fit testing equipment which you will keep afterwards. The training program and demonstration will usually last up to 2 hours and is for two people, you will be provided with certificates of participation.
We can also accommodate small groups required us to perform individual mask fit testing on your employees. (please note each test takes up to 20 mins the person must not have eaten, drunk or smoked (including ecigs) for at least 30 mins prior to the test taking place)
We use a qualitative face fit test training program.
Please Call Craig for further details on 01702 549222 or email email@example.com
The HSE states
Fit testing basics
"Where RPE is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can't protect the wearer if it leaks. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to be effective.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE facepiece will fit everyone. Fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is suitable for the wearer.
What you need to do
The best time to do fit testing is at the initial selection stage, when individual users can be given a choice of adequate models of RPE. You should ensure that the make, model, type and size of facepiece that they wore when they had their successful fit test is made available for their use. If an employee wears more than one type of tight-fitting facepiece, then each type of facepiece should be fit tested.
How to do it
RPE fit testing should be conducted by a competent person - you should take steps to ensure that person who carries out the fit test is appropriately trained, qualified and experienced, and is provided with appropriate information to undertake each particular task."
Referenced from HSG53 (Fourth edition, published 2013).