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Face fit testing

  • Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) will not protect the user if it does not fit correctly as leaks will occur. In order to help prevent leaks and as way of ensuring adequate protection, fit testing must be carried out. This duty arises from the Approved Code of Practice supporting the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l5.pdf (see notes supporting Regulation 7).
  • RPE fit testing is best carried out at the selection stage so the most effective make, model, size etc. is chosen for each wearer. It is a legal requirement that the person carryin...