Face Fit Testing is the process and testing of ensuring the correct fit of RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment). Certain job roles and industries require employees to wear particular RPE, in order to protect them from various harmful environments – such as dust and fumes.
If their RPE is not correctly fitted, then the employee could potentially be exposed to hazardous substances, causing ill-health. RPE Face-Fit-Testing is carried out either on-site or at one of our clinics by a fully trained, qualified and experienced professional.
The test utilises the same RPE that will be worn whilst working on the daily task, which ensures the most accurate testing and outcome.
Employer Face-Fit Test Obligations:
- A face-fit-test is a legal duty of the employer
- A risk assessment should be carried out by the employer to determine whether a face-fit-test is required
- The RPE required is matched to the hazard
Common symptoms of HAVS are:
Impaired circulation (leading to Vibration White Finger), Reduced sense of touch, Numbness, Reduced manual dexterity, Tingling, Stiffness of the joints ,Reduced grip strength