Fit2Fit RPE Mask Face Fit

RPE
RPE

Fit 2 Fit Accredited Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Face Fit Testing    

We offer clients Fit2Fit Accredited Qualitative RPE Face Fit Testing in compliance with HSE OC228/28 and COSHH

At reasonable rates throughout the East Midlands, Derby & Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, Sheffield & South Yorkshire, Central England and further afield if required

​Disposable masks and half masks face fit tested at your premises or on site with advice and co-ordination of your RPE fit test requirements

 

We also fit test out of normal working hours and Weekends if required

 

To download our pdf on RPE Fit Testing

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Download 2018 Rates Here 

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To Download Facial Hair advice in regard

to RPE click the logo opposite

 

Train to Fit Test Yourself  

RPE FIT TEST TRAIN THE TESTER

https://www.aspiresafetyandhealth.co.uk/face-fit-tester-training-course

BSIF Fit2Fit Approved Course

 

 

Silicosis

Silicosis is a chronic (long term) lung disease caused by inhalation of amounts of respirable crystalline silica dust (RCS), usually over many years. Most individuals do not realise they are being harmed in this way until many years later. The disease can be very debilitating and eventually fatal.

Silica is a substance found naturally in certain types of stone, rock, sand and clay and in may building products.

Cutting, grinding, breaking and other tasks with these materials creates a very fine dust that is easily inhaled deep into the lungs. Once there the dust particles are attacked by the immune system. This causes inflammation swelling and leads to areas of hardened and scarred tissue, this is called fibrosis. Lung tissue that is scarred will not function properly.

People who work in the following industries are particularly at risk;

Construction, Demolition, Manufacturing of pottery, ceramics and glass, mining and quarrying and sand blasting.

 

 

Silica is a substance found naturally in certain types of stone, rock, sand and clay and in may building products. Cutting, grinding, breaking and other tasks with these materials creates a very fine dust that is easily inhaled deep into the lungs. Once there the dust particles are attacked by the immune system. This causes inflammation swelling and leads to areas of hardened and scarred tissue, this is called fibrosis. Lung tissue that is scarred will not function properly. People who work in the following industries are particularly at risk; Construction, Demolition, Manufacturing of pottery, ceramics and glass, mining and quarrying and sand blasting.

One of the control measures used is Respiratory Protective Equipment, which comes in a variety of styles , shapes and sizes. The RPE should be adequate to protect against the dust hazard and suitable for the individual.

A big part of suitability is Face Fit Testing and Training. Aspire Safety and Health offer Fit2Fit accredited respirator fit testing on site at your premises or at our location in Derbyshire just off the M1 Motorway.

 

The link below ...  A Former Stoneworkers Experiance of Silicosis

http://www.breathefreely.org.uk/assets/case-study-terry-the-former-stoneworker-suffering-with-silic-1.mp4

 

COST

Individual cost is £18 per individual fit test if 3 or more are required.

Minimum charges apply - 1 fit test  £30   2 fit tests £40.00 

Half day cost is £140  4 to 5 hours on site   approximately 8 to 10 fit tests

Full day cost is £250   8 to 9 hours on site   approximately 16 to 20 fit tests

We aim to Face fit Test one individual mask per 20 to 30 minutes on average including awareness training and sensitivity test, however this can be variable due to

  • Individuals availability and logistics
  • The nature of the exercise and pass or failure rates
  • Number of retests
  • The culture and individuals attitude
  • Individual face size and shape
  • Types of and quality of masks currently used.

Above rates are applicable within the  radius marked below.

 

 

We have a minimum charge of £40 outside the area marked and          Travel expenses will be incurred over 50 miles round trip at 65p/mile.

examples;

  Manchester Centre,   Leeds Centre,    Solihull - Birmingham   -  £46.00 

 

Download Full Rates pdf here 

 

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We would ask that RPE wearers bring along the masks they normally wear. This is not always possible or perhaps the Fit Testing is to aid in the initial choice of RPE. So we always carry a range of Single Use FFP2 and FFP3 masks and Half Masks to ensure we find a fit for each individual on the day. This also enables us to try alternative masks when there are failures.

If needed our disposable type masks used for fit testing are charged at £2.50 each as once worn they cannot be used by another individual. If the test is passed with that mask the individual will keep it.

To help with RPE compliance and ongoing good practice we include a 20 minute tool box talk about the why and how of RPE and fit testing, this includes the basics of;  

Respiratory disease

Moral and legal obligations of wearers

Facial hair

What is fit testing

Masks and filters

Compatible PPE

The Fit test exercise   etc.