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Face Fit Testing

Safety Industries were amongst the first organisations in the UK with staff accredited to the Fit2Fit respiratory face fit testing scheme. The scheme was devised by the British Safety Industries Federation (BSiF) in conjunction with the HSE and leading respiratory manufacturers in response to fears that face fit testing standards were lacking due to the shortage of competent persons available to carry out the tests.

All of our fit testers are accredited to the scheme for Quantitative face fit testing procedure using the TSI PortaCount System (HSE 282/28 Protocol).

Further information can be found on www.fit2fit.org

We offer fit testing by appointment at our Romford premises and on site ,subject to location.

The purpose of a face fit test is to establish that a given respirator (RPE) fits the candidate providing an adequate face seal and fit test factor.
We can test on the preferred first choice of RPE but if the test proves un-satisfactory then we can then try alternative RPE.




All face test candidates must:-

* Show some kind of identification to the tester. (Preferably a photo card with date of birth)
* Be clean shaven on the day of the test, in the area where the mask seals to the face.
* Not have smoked at least two hours before the test, as any smoke residue in the lungs can cause a false reading on the test equipment.
* Must know which respirator/s the size of facepiece they are being tested on.
* Must inform the tester what expiry date they would like on the certificate. For example your company policy might be 2 years etc. Our system is defaulted to 1 year. Once a certificate is produced, it CANNOT be changed.
* If other head mounted PPE is normally worn (E.g. Eyewear, Hard Hat, Ear Defenders), these items must be brought along and worn throughout the duration of the test.
* If combination filters (Gas/Vapour) are normally worn in addition to P3 (Dust) filters, they must also be fitted and worn during the test.
* Be able to fit their RPE.
* Be physically fit to wear RPE and walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes , candidates with breathing problems, asthma or other significant health issues should consult their GP if they are concerned about their suitability for this test. We cannot give health advice.

Photocopies of the fit test will be given to candidate and the originals sent with the invoice to the bill payer.

We can fit test a wide range off respirators, both full and half masks, some of which are listed below

Sundstrom SR100 Half Mask
Wilson (Sperian) MX/PF F950 Half Mask
Scott Protector Profile 40 Half Mask
Moldex 8000 Series Half Mask

Scott Protector Phantom Full Face Mask
Scott Protector Vision (Including Phantom Vision) Full Face Mask
Scott Protector Gemini Full Face Mask
Scott Protector Pro-mask Full Face Mask



Why do you need a fit test?

Required by law

COSHH 2002 Reg. 7
CLAW 2002 Reg. 6
CAR 2006

"Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means, the provision of suitable personal protective equipment....."

Unsuitable RPE will not provide adequate protection
Provision of unsuitable RPE is not in compliance with the law
People have different size and shape of face
Unlikely that one single design and size of face piece will fit all users within workforce
No respirator is 100% leak proof
a poor fit is a major contributor to reduced protection


Repeat fit testing policy

Quoted from Working with materials containing asbestos - Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 - L143 - Paragraph 198

"It is a good practice to have a system in place to ensure repeat fit testing of RPE is carried out on a regular basis. This is especially important when RPE is used freqently as a primary means of exposure control, e.g. annual testing for workers involved in licenced asbestos removal."

Quoted from Asbestos : The licenced contractors guide (HSG247 - P50 5.19 - Point 5)

"if the company's health and safety policy requires it. It is recommended that employers have a specific policy on frequency of repeat fit testing, eg every one or two years."

In summary, it is recommended that you follow your companies Health and Safety policy. As a standard, our system is set to produce the certificates with a Due Date 12 months for the original date of the test. If your company policy differs to this, please confirm this to us in writing at the time of booking, as certificates cannot be amended.



Prices (Romford)
Please call us for more details and to arrange a booking.

Full mask test £39+VAT

Half mask test £39+VAT

Full and half mask test £72+VAT

Onsite fit testing: Please call

Fit Test Booking Forms

Fit Test Booking Forms

To download a Fit Test Booking Form, please click the icon on the right

Fit Test Questionairre

Fit Test Questionairre

To download a Fit Test Health Questionairre; which you will be asked to complete on the day; click the icon on the right

Feedback for Safety Industries (Oakwood) Ltd has been compiled from reviews.

DateProductScoreCustomer Comment
Date:Product:

ASBESTOS HAZARD TAPE 50mm x 66m

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Select Size and Colour - : Type 5/6 Coverall Red XL
  • Select Option - : ASBESTOS SACKS LINEAR 23 x 35 RED SMALL (J102436) BOX 100
  • Select Option - : ASBESTOS SACK LINEAR 24 x 36 CLEAR SMALL (J203624) BOX 100
  • Select Size - : GLOVE NITRILE XL (NON-POWDERED) BLUE C200532
Score:
Service:++
Customer Comment:

I received an Excellent fast service no hassle at all

Date:Product:

SCOTT PF10 P3 FILTER CARTRIDGE (40mm) BX20

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • SCOTT PRE-FILTER HOLDERS + 6 PRE-FILTERS
  • SCOTT SHOWER FILTER COVER (PAIR)
Score:
Service:+Product:nyt
Customer Comment:

Service provided was good although courier couldn't find our site and so dropped off at nearby school which we weren't told about until I made contact

Date:Product:

CORE HOLE BORER ( SET OF 6 )

Score:
Service:--Product:nyt
Customer Comment:

Item was urgent requirement and guaranteed next day delivery - received three days later


On 30-Aug-2017 the supplier responded:
Firstly, let me apologise for the late delivery. This fell well below the high service standards we set ourselves, which I'm sure your Hatfield Peveral office would confirm. Unfortunately, the website link to our internal sales system had a technical issue, consequently we had not received the order. I understand Terry in our office explained this verbally once we were aware, and the items were despatched immediately for next day. Again,apologies if this caused any inconvenience. As Environtec hold an active sales account, please order in future via sales@safetyindustries.com thank you.

Date:Product:

Select Option - : POLYTHENE CLEAR 1000g 4m x 15m P101050

Score:
Service:++Product:++
Customer Comment:

Excellent fast service. Easy to use website and ordering system. Would definitely use again

Date:Product:

- Select Size: PHANTOM VISION KIT - MEDIUM/LARGE - M/L

Score:
Service:++Product:++
Customer Comment:

I asked a question and got a very good reply, very helpful would recommend and will be back again.

Date:Product:

ALPHA SOLWAY P3 DISPOSABLE 3030V - BX5

Score:
Service:++Product:++
Customer Comment:

Parcel was last minute purchase that we needed the next day.

after speaking on the phone was informed as soon as pay send an email and they will ship out.

item came in perfect time


On 25-May-2017 the supplier responded:
Hi Louise, thank you for the kind words. We pride ourselves on our service levels, and are glad we could be of assistance. Best regards Brett and team.

Date:Product:

PHANTOM SMART CHARGER GREEN

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • PHANTOM FLOW TESTER
  • PROTECTOR STORAGE BOX ( FACE PIECE ) SMALL
  • SABRE CARRYING BAG
  • DISINFECTANT WIPE DRUM 100
Score:
Service:++Product:nyt
Customer Comment:

Excellent service and prompt delivery as always


On 25-May-2017 the supplier responded:
Thank you for the kind words, we pride ourselves on service, and are glad we achieved excellence.

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