Face Fit & Fit2Fit Testing

A study undertaken in 2010 by the Health & Safety Laboratory for the HSE showed that only half of the companies they surveyed were effective in providing adequate RPE that protected their employees.
It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent person. This requirement is detailed in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
The most widely available and recognised method of testing RPE by a competent person is having Fit2Fit accreditation, which is a competency scheme developed by the BSIF, HSE, and other industry stakeholders.
The HSE consider having Face Fit/Fit2Fit as demonstrating good practice, and it could show to clients that you do the most you can to protect your employees.
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