We are fit2fit Accredited for both Quantitative (Portacount) & Qualitative (Taste Test) face fit testing:
Our testers are trained, competent as per HSE document INDG 479 and accredited for both quantitative (APC portacount) & qualitative (taste test) respirator tests.
Due to the coronavirus we have had to make significant changes in how we conduct face fit testing on site at our customers premises.
Further to conducting face fit testing for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic and following guidance from the Health and Safety Executive the following measures will help us to minimise the risk of contamination whilst still delivering the highest quality service.
We will no longer be delivering a toolbox talk to so we can minimise social contact.
Anybody who wears Respiratory Protective Equipment (even disposable masks) requires training, the responsibility for this is the employers.
To help you meet your legal obligations on training we will provide you with access to an online webinar which needs to be watched by everybody who requires a face fit test and particular attention should be paid to the donning and doffing procedures.
Prior to the testing taking place the donning and doffing procedures should be practiced until the wearer is confident in doing it.
Only a maximum of 1 person to be in the room with the face fit tester at any time.
The room provided has to be large enough for the tester plus 1 person to allow for social distancing and to allow for the setting up of the equipment.
The room requires natural ventilation and access to clean drinking water is also required.
Attendees will always be expected to practice safe social distancing during the testing session.
Where social distancing cannot be maintained due to the needs of the job then face coverings (masks) will be used to minimise the risk and will be done for the shortest amount of time possible.
All masks for your staff need to be supplied by you our testers will bring their own masks and gloves with them.
We can test all types of tight fitting respiratory protective equipment: Full mask respirators, SCBA, reusable half masks, disposable masks etc.
Both are valid and approved methods for testing and each method has its uses and limitations.