Face Fit Testing Services
Where RPE is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can't protect the wearer if it leaks. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to be effective.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE will fit everyone. Face fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is suitable for the wearer.
The best time to do Face fit testing is at the initial selection stage, when individual users can be given a choice of adequate models of RPE. You should ensure that the make, model, type and size of facepiece that they wore when they had their successful fit test is made available for their use. If an employee wears more than one type of tight-fitting facepiece, then each type of facepiece should be fit tested.
RPE Face fit testing should be conducted by a competent person - you should take steps to ensure that person who carries out the fit test is appropriately trained, qualified and experienced, and is provided with appropriate information to undertake each particular task.
Here at IESS we offer both quantitative and qualitative face fit testing and training services by a BSIF fit2fit accredited technician. As well as carrying out the face fit testing we will also train you how to don the RPE correctly and maintain it to ensure the best protection for you and your employees!
Please contact us for more information or an independant tailored quote to meet your requirements.