Why Should We Conduct RPE Face Fit Testing?

It is a legal requirement that workers wearing tight fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) should be face fit tested by a competent person. This requirement is detailed in the COSHH regulations.

 

 

 

 

How can you be sure your RPE is fit for purpose?

By ensuring your RPE is fit tested by a Fit2Fit Accredited provider, you can ensure your RPE is fit for purpose and protects your workers long term health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Fit2Fit Accreditation Scheme?

The Fit2Fit Accreditation scheme is run by the BSIF (British Safety industry Federation) and approved by the HSE as the competency level for RPE face fit testing and training.

For futher information about the accreditation scheme go to their website:- www.fit2fit.org

 

 

 

What are the health hazards of breathing in dust and other harmful contaminants?

The HSE estimate approximately 15,000 people die prematurely each year in the UK from Occupational Cancers. They consider all these deaths preventable with better education and awareness. Occupational Cancers include Asbestosis, Silicosis, Mesothelioma, Emphsyema, COPD, Industrial Asthma and numerous other lung related diseases.

Where can I find  further information relating to Occupational Lung Cancers in the workplace?

Please research the following websites which should help provide an understanding of work based Occupational Cancers:-

www.breathefreely.co.uk

www.notimetolose.org.uk

www.mavisnyefoundation.com