Wrightway Health

Face-Fit Testing

Estimates suggest that thousands die each year as a result of exposure at some point in their working lives to hazardous substances; asbestos being a prime example. A high percentage of this annual loss could be averted by the correct selection and use of Respiratory Protective Equipment. Individual Face Fit Testing is now a required part of that process.

What is Face Fit Testing and what does the Law say?

If you wear or provide tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment  as a control measure, then each individual required to wear Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) must be fit-tested on the chosen respirator, specific to the manufacturer, model and size (if applicable) (Ref HSE 282.28).
Recent research suggests that up to 50% of all RPE used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed and one of the major reasons is that it simply does not fit.(Ref fit2fit)

With this in mind we aim to support our clients through Quantitative Fit Testing to ensure the workforce are adequately protected and are correctly using the chosen Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE). It is no longer sufficient to just provide an employee with a respirator, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the chosen respirator/mask has the potential to adequately seal to the wearer’s face. You can provide your workforce with the best respirators, but if the chosen RPE doesn’t fit the individuals face the respirator may not sufficiently filter the hazard you are protecting against.

Prices available per person in clinic or half and full day rates on site.

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