Eurosafe UK provide qualitative face fitting testing for individuals who must wear close fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) i.e. face masks. Such RPE is issued as a control measure to protect employees from hazardous or nuisance respirable substances and employers have a duty to ensure that their employees have a face fit test to confirm that the RPE fits them and is therefore adequate to use.
The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations, Control of Asbestos Regulations, Control of Lead at Works Regulations and the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations apply here, with COSHH, CAR and CLAW including specific requirements for face fit testing to be carried out. Face fit testing should be conducted by a competent person in accordance with HSE Operational Circular HSE 282/28
Annual repeat testing may be required where RPE is used as primary means of controlling exposure or when a user gains or loses a significant amount of weight or undergoes dental surgery.
Our qualitative testing consists of the wearer undertaking a set of exercises and using their sense of taste to detect face seal leakage. Prices start from £35 + vat per person.