Why 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 Qualitative or 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, if the chosen RPE doesn't fit the individuals face the respirator may not sufficiently filter the hazard you are protecting against.
Our aim and approach to providing a quality service
Through one-to-one coaching we ensure the employee is wearing the respirator correctly to give them the best chance of achieving an optimum fit. However, as one size rarely fits all we carry a range of alternatives to ensure all employees are suitably protected and to ensure, you, the customer are compliant with current legislation.
We aim to tailor our service around you to meet your specific requirements, whether this means fitting in with your shift patterns or visiting on or off site. We are "fit2fit" accredited and experienced at working on many different sites from COMAH to construction sites. Our aim is to minimise any disruption to your workforce whilst still delivering a quality service.
Our pricing structure means we offer extremely competitive rates without compromising on the service delivered to you.
"The Fit2Fit RPE Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme is designed to confirm the competency of any person performing facepiece fit testing." Ref BSIF
RPE Face Fit Solutions will only ever provide a Fit Tester who is accredited to the Fit2Fit scheme.
What our customers say:
We recently had face fit testing training from John Bowie at Face Fit Solutions Limited. The course instructions received were very concise and informative. The training was carried out at our premises and the Face Fit Testing process explained to all delegates very clearly. All delegates enjoyed the course which provided much needed knowledge on issues with Respiratory Protective Equipment which they weren’t aware of previously. As a trainer, John was very professional and kept the course interesting which included a practical session which encouraged feedback. As a service provider for Training and Face Fit Testing, I would recommend John and Face Fit Solutions Limited, and will use their services again in future.
Rest assured, we are fully insured by Manchester Underwriting Management. We have Professional indemnity insurance, Employers' liability insurance and Public liability insurance
Welcome to our site
RPE Face Fit Solutions Ltd is a completely independent provider of Quantitative & Qualitative Face Fit Testing and Training throughout the U.K. RPE Face Fit Solutions pride ourselves on our professional, efficient and flexible approach to our customers. Please contact us with any queries or to request a no obligation quote.