A face fit test is a simple test which checks whether a person’s mask fits their face shape and size. As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE face piece will fit everyone.
Face fit testing is a legal requirement if your employees are working in potentially hazardous places, without it your employees are at risk of developing serious health issues. By following the guidance laid out in INDG 479 & HSG 53 with regards RPE, you are meeting the regulatory requirements expected of you.
Midlands Health and Safety Consultancy offer a service of Qualitative Face Fit Testing. This is to insure that an adequate seal is achieved between the Respiratory Protective Equipment and the user. We then provide a certificate upon completion. This will complete a specific requirement under The COSHH Regulations.