The legal frame work for users of close-fitting Personal Respiratory Protection Equipment to be Face Fit Trained and Tested is laid down in –
All Employers have a duty to comply with this legal frame work as applicable to their employees use of Respiratory Protection Equipment.
This service is limited to the testing and training of close-fitting reusable, close-fitting half masks (Personal Respiratory Protection) only, this being governed by the approved ‘Qualitive Testing’ method which we use.
Examples of Respiratory Protection which we can provide the service for –
Note: Full Face Respiratory Protection requires the ‘Quantitative Testing’ method of testing – unfortunately we do not offer this method of testing.
Competency is a key factor of persons carrying out this test and this should be considered prior to appointing a provider; as per the INDG479 competency can be demonstrated by attending and passing an accredited Fit2Fit Training Scheme as provided by an approved provider.
Our team have met the HSE requirements for competency by attended and passing the ‘Fit2Fit’ approved scheme and put their training into practice.
The training of the User on:
On the completion of the testing the Employer or yourself will be given a certificate which will states if the user has passed or failed Face Fit Testing*1, this for your records.
*1Note: Face Fit Testing is only valid for the Mask type which has been tested and not any other types of masks.
‘No’, as these types of masks rely on a facial seal.
There are limitations to this but generally this is not an issue.
This is dependent on the medical condition as the test involve the inhalation of Bittrex (0.17% saccharin solution). We recommend that you seek medical guidance if you have any concerns prior to being Face Fit Tested.
As the test relies on a facial seal this may affect the seal depending on how heavy the makeup is, please consider.
It is recommended that users be tested annually or sooner if their facial features change or other factors change etc.
‘No’, the test is specific to the type of respiratory protection which the user was tested on, this being recorded on the test certificate issued.
Employers should keep records of Face Fit Testing for 40-years and records of mask maintenance for a minimum of 5-years.
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