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Face Fit Testing

Safety Industries were amongst the first organisations in the UK with staff accredited to the Fit2Fit respiratory face fit testing scheme. The scheme was devised by the British Safety Industries Federation (BSiF) in conjunction with the HSE and leading respiratory manufacturers in response to fears that face fit testing standards were lacking due to the shortage of competent persons available to carry out the tests.

All of our fit testers are accredited to the scheme for Quantitative face fit testing procedure using the TSI PortaCount System (HSE INDG 479 Protocol).

Further information can be found on www.fit2fit.org

We offer fit testing by appointment at our Romford premises and on site ,subject to location.

The purpose of a face fit test is to establish that a given respirator (RPE) fits the candidate providing an adequate face seal and fit test factor.
We can test on the preferred first choice of RPE but if the test proves un-satisfactory then we can then try alternative RPE.




All face test candidates must:-

* Be clean shaven on the day of the test, in the area where the mask seals to the face.
* Not have smoked or vape at least two hours before the test, as any smoke residue in the lungs can cause a false reading on the test equipment.
* Must know which respirator/s the size of facepiece they are being tested on.
* Must inform the tester what expiry date they would like on the certificate. For example your company policy might be 2 years etc. Our system is defaulted to 1 year. Once a certificate is produced, it CANNOT be changed.
* If other head mounted PPE is normally worn (E.g. Eyewear, Hard Hat, Ear Defenders), these items must be brought along and worn throughout the duration of the test.
* If combination filters (Gas/Vapour) are normally worn in addition to P3 (Dust) filters, they must also be fitted and worn during the test.
* Be able to fit their RPE.
* Be physically fit to wear RPE and walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes , candidates with breathing problems, asthma or other significant health issues should consult their GP if they are concerned about their suitability for this test. We cannot give health advice.

Photocopies of the fit test will be given to candidate and the originals sent with the invoice to the bill payer.

We can fit test a wide range off respirators, both full and half masks, Please check when booking to make sure we have that mask.

Sundstrom SR100 Half Mask
3M Scott Aviva 40 Half Mask
Various 3M half mask (please check when booking)
Various disposable (please check when booking)


3M Scott Phantom PPR 2000 Full Face Mask
3M Scott Vision 2 and 3 Full Face Mask
3M Scott Phantom Vision Full Face Mask
3M Scott Gemini Full Face Mask
3M Scott Pro-mask Full Face Mask



Why do you need a fit test?

Required by law

COSHH 2002 Reg. 7
CLAW 2002 Reg. 6
CAR 2006

"Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means, the provision of suitable personal protective equipment....."

Unsuitable RPE will not provide adequate protection
Provision of unsuitable RPE is not in compliance with the law
People have different size and shape of face
Unlikely that one single design and size of face piece will fit all users within workforce
No respirator is 100% leak proof
a poor fit is a major contributor to reduced protection


Repeat fit testing policy

Quoted from Working with materials containing asbestos - Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 - L143 - Paragraph 198

"It is a good practice to have a system in place to ensure repeat fit testing of RPE is carried out on a regular basis. This is especially important when RPE is used freqently as a primary means of exposure control, e.g. annual testing for workers involved in licenced asbestos removal."

Quoted from Asbestos : The licenced contractors guide (HSG247 - P50 5.19 - Point 5)

"if the company's health and safety policy requires it. It is recommended that employers have a specific policy on frequency of repeat fit testing, eg every one or two years."

In summary, it is recommended that you follow your companies Health and Safety policy. As a standard, our system is set to produce the certificates with a Due Date 12 months for the original date of the test. If your company policy differs to this, please confirm this to us in writing at the time of booking, as certificates cannot be amended.



Prices (Romford)
Please call us for more details and to arrange a booking.

Full mask test £39+VAT

Half mask test £39+VAT

Full and half mask test £72+VAT

Onsite fit testing: Please call

Fit Test Booking Forms

Fit Test Booking Forms

To download a Fit Test Booking Form, please click the icon on the right

Feedback for has been compiled from 22 reviews.

Dates:Product:Score:Customer Comment:
Date:Product:

SUNDSTROM HALF MASK SR100 S/M

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Customer Comment:

They gave communicative, attentive and prompt service

Date:Product:

POLYCLOTH TAPE ** BLACK ** 68mm x 45 mtr

Score:
Customer Comment:

Quick service and the best gaffer tape in the business. Thanks

Date:Product:

SUNDSTROM FILTER ABEK 297

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Customer Comment:

Website is easy to navigate although information on the products could be improved. Other than this the order arrived very quickly.

Date:Product:

SCOTT SPECTACLE FRAMES VISION /PHANTOM

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Customer Comment:

Purchase experience was fine, delivery time was a bit on the slow side taking 7 days to arrive. Otherwise all ok, product is fine.

Date:Product:

SUNDSTROM HALF MASK BOX SUNDSTROM HALF MASK WITH P3 FILTER SR100 M/L

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Customer Comment:

Yes definitely recommend

Date:Product:

VISOR & GUARD RFF60 /PHANTOM

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Customer Comment:

still not received team I've ordered

Date:Product:

SUNDSTROM HALF MASK SR100 S/M SUNDSTROM FILTERS P3 (SR 510) EACH SUNDSTROM HALF MASK BOX

Score:
Customer Comment:

Sales team were very responsive and helpful to queries about their products. Delivery was quick.

Date:Product:

SUNDSTROM FILTER ABEK 297 SUNDSTROM PRE-FILTER HOLDER SR5153

Score:
Customer Comment:

Better range and value of Sundstrom accessories compared to very few other stockists available in this country.

Date:Product:

SMOKE FLUID AEROSOL CONCEPT 380gm

Score:
Customer Comment:

Excellent customer service and very quick delivery. Will use again.

Date:Product:

PHANTOM ALARMED BATTERY GREEN PHANTOM 2000 MOTOR GREEN RESPIRATOR WAISTBELT SCOTT SHOWER FILTER COVER (PAIR) SUNDSTROM HALF MASK WITH P3 FILTER SR100 M/L

Score:
Customer Comment:

Excellent Service, very prompt and helpful

Date:Product:

SUNDSTROM FILTERS P3 (SR 510) EACH

Score:
Customer Comment:

Helpful over the phone and speedy delivery

Date:Product:

SAMPLE BAGS 5 x 7 (Inc. Write on Panel)

Score:
Customer Comment:

Safety Industries as always, deliver on time, offer competitive prices and easy to find what your looking for on their website. Would definitely recommend.

Date:Product:

TRANSFORMER 3.3kva GRP ( 1.4kva Cont. )

Score:
Customer Comment:

Have spoken with Terry numerous times regarding products and arranging facelifts, and have also met Ruby, who came to our office to discuss their services. Both really friendly and knowledgable people with fantastic customer service. We will use Safety Industries time and time again.

Date:Product:

DEB 4000 DISPENSER

Score:
Customer Comment:

Easy to order, item arrived quickly

Date:Product:

ASBESTOS HAZARD TAPE 50mm x 66m MELLOWBASE P/PROP OVERBOOTS (PK10 PAIRS) Select Size - : GLOVE NITRILE LGE (NON-POWDERED) BLUE C200530 - Select Quantity: PHANTOM PF251/2 FILTER P3 - 1 FILTER Select Size and Colour - : Type 5/6 Coverall White XL Select Option - : ASBESTOS BAG RED 23 x 35 SML 2 COLOUR 500g (B103624) BOX 100 Select Option - : POLYTHENE CLEAR 1000g 4m x 15m P101050

Score:
Customer Comment:

I am impressed with the easy ability to order asbestos protection equipment and that the website also suggests other items to consider, however one item on my order was incorrectly sent which did cause us a problem at the time of use. (ordered a double bag set and was only sent a single bag set)

Date:Product:

ASBESTOS HAZARD TAPE 50mm x 66m Select Size and Colour - : Type 5/6 Coverall Red XL Select Option - : ASBESTOS SACKS LINEAR 23 x 35 RED SMALL (J102436) BOX 100 Select Option - : ASBESTOS SACK LINEAR 24 x 36 CLEAR SMALL (J203624) BOX 100 Select Size - : GLOVE NITRILE XL (NON-POWDERED) BLUE C200532

Score:
Customer Comment:

I received an Excellent fast service no hassle at all

Date:Product:

SCOTT PF10 P3 FILTER CARTRIDGE (40mm) BX20 SCOTT PRE-FILTER HOLDERS + 6 PRE-FILTERS SCOTT SHOWER FILTER COVER (PAIR)

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Customer Comment:

Service provided was good although courier couldn't find our site and so dropped off at nearby school which we weren't told about until I made contact

Date:Product:

CORE HOLE BORER ( SET OF 6 )

Score:
Customer Comment:

Item was urgent requirement and guaranteed next day delivery - received three days later

Date:Product:

Select Option - : POLYTHENE CLEAR 1000g 4m x 15m P101050

Score:
Customer Comment:

Excellent fast service. Easy to use website and ordering system. Would definitely use again

Date:Product:

- Select Size: PHANTOM VISION KIT - MEDIUM/LARGE - M/L

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Customer Comment:

I asked a question and got a very good reply, very helpful would recommend and will be back again.

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