Face fit testing is very important to us at 1974Rapport LTD
If your face doesn’t fit....
Call them what you will; respirators, filtering face pieces (FF), dust mask or disposable masks, orinasal masks or half masks; the UK is starting to realise that face fit testing is a mandatory requirement (COSHH 2002 / PPE 1992) for all workers wearing tight fitting RPE so it’s time to dispel a few myths.
Common workplace dusts contain many hazardous substances and particles such as reparable crystalline silica, manmade mineral fibres (MMMF), asbestos, wood dusts, metals, spores… killing tens of thousands in the UK alone each year.
Half face respirators can be fitted with a range of filters to protect against other airborne hazard forms such as gas, mist, fume or vapour.
Our RPE Face fit testing “train the tester” course is based around HSE INDG479, covering what instruction, information & training a competent fit tester must receive; all delegates are assessed with opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills..
Protect your workers, provide adequate respiratory protective equipment not forgetting to demonstrate that it is suitable; all masks simply do not fit all faces!