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Face Fit Training

Face Fit Training

Are you Fit 2 Fit

What is Face Fit Training

Safewells Face Fit training provides your employees the skills to be able to correctly fit, clean and maintain their RPE. We also tailor the training to be relevant to your company and the COSHH guidelines that you use. We will cover the importance of being clean shaven, storing your mask correctly and the potential impact to your health if you are exposed to a respiratory irrintant without the correct RPE protection. In many fields of work i.e. construction, pharmaceuticals and related trades, there are lots of things that can be bad for our health if not properly controlled. The training session Safewell provides is all about protecting your health at work. Once the training is completed, we will then continue to do the Face Fit testing if required.

Face Fit Testing

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), employees who wear tight fitting face pieces (masks to protect them from dusts, solvents etc.) are required to have a face fit test to ensure the face piece/mask matches the employee’s facial features and will provide an adequate seal to protect the wearer. Tight fitting face pieces, dust masks, solvent masks, face masks, RPE and respiratory protective equipment are all terms for the same thing – a mask used to reduce the airborne hazards entering the lungs. A Face fit test is only required for masks with a tight face seal. Click here for more information.

Legal Requirements

It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent person. This requirement is detailed in CoSHH regulations.

Correctly fitted RPE

Are you sure that the RPE you provide to your employees fits them properly? Are you sure the face fit test was carried out competently? You ought to be, because the health of your employees could be at serious risk.

Face Fitting Guidance

Research indicates that a significant amount of the RPE in use does not offer the user the expected level of protection because it does not fit. In April 2019 the HSE published their latest guidelines on face fitting HSE INDG 479. Fit2Fit published 3 method specific companions to support the HSE guidance. Download here.

Corona Virus Protection for Health Care Professionals

When caring for patients with the suspected or confirmed infectious respiratory virus COVID-19, all healthcare workers need to, prior to any patient interaction assess the infectious risk posed to themselves and family

First Aid Training With Safewell

Is your First Aid qualification up to date, or are you completely new to First Aid and the requirements within the work place? Then get in touch for more information.

Face Fit Training and Testing for an Air Conditioning Company near Oxford

Face Fit Training and Testing for an Air Conditioning Company near Oxford

Pneumonia from welding and Metal fumes

As a continuation of the Safewell article Are welding fumes cancerous. Click the link to read the article. The HSE have issued further guidelines on Pneumonia vaccinations to help prevent and control exposure to welding fumes and related respiratory conditions.

How Important is RPE and Dust Extraction?

The most common problem associated with dust in the workplace arises from dust-related illnesses which have been found to be one of the major killers in the UK when it comes to occupational health.

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