Fit Testing & Training
If it doesn’t fit it could be fatal.
With more than 20 years experience and amongst the first people to be accredited, We Fit RPE are often considered industry experts and leaders in their field.
What Is Face Fit Testing?
Required by law, it is a method for checking that a tight-fitting face piece matches the person’s facial features and seals adequately to the wearer’s face. It will also help to identify unsuitable face pieces which should not be used. There are two types of Face Fit Testing, qualitative and quantitative, depending on your requirements.
Why Do We Need It?
To ensure that the protective mask you wear is suitable for your face profile in order to maximise protection against harmful airborne substances. Recent research has shown that around 50% of RPE used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed. The major reason for this is that is simply does not fit.
Who Should Be Tested?
All wearers of tight fitting face pieces require a fit test.
- Disposable half masks
- Re-usable filter or cartridge half masks
- Full face filter or cartridge masks
- Escape set masks SCBA masks
Why wear high performance respiratory protective equipment then compromise the protection given if the mask does not fit the wearer correctly?
What Are The Legal Requirements?
Under the regulations for COSHH, Control of Asbestos, Control of Lead at Work and the HSG53, all Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) at work requires you to ensure that the selected RPE is adequate and suitable for the wearer, task and environment. To conform and provide evidence, a fit test is required.