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Face Fit Testing is recognised by the Health & Surveillance Executive (HSE) as the only means of ensuring that employees have adequate protection through the use of properly-fitted respiratory protective equipment (RPE). Having face fit masks properly fitted is essential as your employees could be exposed to harmful chemicals, fumes and dust if leaks are present in masks, and other safety equipment. Simply having the equipment isn’t enough – it needs to be fit for purpose with hse face fit testing to ensure complete protection for your workforce.
Salutes team have undergone Face Fit Testing Training from Fire Safe International Ltd.
Naturally, the most effective time to carry out face fit testing is during the initial selection stage, so that you can ensure the user is given an adequate choice of RPE masks and models.
It’s Important To Re-Test If Any Of Your Employees:
Facial hair poses an issue in Face Fit Testing – in order for face fit dust masks to create an effective seal to the face, the user must be clean shaven. Any stubble, beards or facial hair compromises the seal – and loose fitting rpe puts the wearer at risk of breathing in harmful chemicals. Therefore, it is important to ensure Face Fit Testing is only carried out on those who are clean shaven; they should remain clean shaven at any time they wear the mask going forward.BACK TO SERVICES