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Face Fit Testing Kits

Face Fit Testing Kits & Face Fit Testing Services

Face Mask Fit Testing Kits

Approved qualitative face fit test kits including the Moldex, Alpha Solway & 3M Face Fit Testing Kit. The Fit Test Kits can be used for all makes of FFP1 FFP2 FFP3 and Half Masks in line with COSH (Control of Substance Hazerdous to Health) and the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) regulations for the mandatory testing of respiratory protective equipment. (RPE).

 

As per HSE guidelines the Face Fit Test Kits ensure that the most suitable mask RPE is selected for the wearers face.  If an employee wears more than one tight fitting facemask, each face mask will need to be face fit tested.

 

Take charge of your own face fit fit testing and reduce your costs. Additional face fit test solutions are available such as Bitrex Test Solution, Bitrex Sensitivity Solutions as well as the Sweet Test Test & Sweet Sensitivity solutions.. Easy CD Instructions. RPE Testing should be conducted by a competent person. 

 

N.B A tight face seal can only be achieved when the user is clean shaven.  Facial hair or stubble prevent a tight seal being created.

 

Face Fit Testing Services

If however you would like "Face Fit Testing" or " Train the Trainer" undertaken for you, we offer this across the whole of the UK. We would be more than happy to do this for you at your office or site. Each face fit test takes approximately 20 minutes per test. This service includes a full qualitative fit test in accordance with the guidance notes HSE 282/28.

Details can be seen below.

 

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  1. Alpha Solway Face Fit Test Kit

    Alpha Solway Face Fit test kit introduces a qualitative respiratory fit test for tight fitting respirators in line with the COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health) and the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) regulations for the mandatory testing of respiratory protective equipment (RPE).An economical method of testingFeatures Bitrex® bitter tasting solutionRobust HoodComplete instructions in DVD and hard copy formatsEasy to useSuitable for Face Fit Testing all Disposable Respirators and Half Mask Respirators fitted with Particulate Filters

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    £134.00
  2. JSP Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit

    JSP Qualitative test kit meeting the HSE directive 282/28 for testing of disposable masks & half-face masks. Full instructions, test report forms, hoods, Bitrex test solutions included.
    £134.00
  3. Moldex Bitrex Test Solution Ampoules

    Moldex Bitrex Test Solution Ampoules (Code 0504) 6 x 2.5ml Bitrex Ampoules - Spare test solutions for the Moldex Face Fit Testing Kit

    PLEASE NOTE A 50ML BOTTLE WILL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 3 BOXES OF AMPOULES 45ML

    £16.50
  4. Moldex Sensitivity Solutions Ampoules 0503

    Moldex Sensitivity Test Solution Ampoules (Code 0503) 6 x 2.5ml Moldex Sensitivity Ampoules per box PLEASE NOTE A 50ML BOTTLE WILL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 3 BOXES OF AMPOULES 45ML
    £16.50
  5. Alpha Solway Bitrex Fit Test Solution B

    Bitrex Fit Test Solution B contains 6 ampoules, sufficient for circa 3-4 tests per ampoule.

    PLEASE NOTE A 50ML BOTTLE WILL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 3 BOXES OF AMPOULES 45ML

    £16.50
  6. Alpha Solway Bitrex Sensitivity Fit Test Solution A

    Alpha Solway Sensitivity Solution A - 6x 2.5ml Ampoules per box to enable 18-24 tests to be performed. PLEASE NOTE A 50ML BOTTLE WILL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 3 BOXES OF AMPOULES 45ML
    £16.50
  7. Face Fit Nebuliser

    The nebuliser creates a small mist the testing solution to determine if a complete seal is present between the mask and the users face. This fit test can be performed on all tight-fitting respirators (with exception to full-face masks) and maximises an individuals safety in the workplace.
    £35.00
  8. Alpha Solway Face Fit Visor

    Spare Alpha Solway face fit test hood
    £27.60
  9. Sweet Test Solutions Ampoules (Code 0604)

    Sweet Test Solutions Ampoules (Code 0604)6 x 2.5ml Sweet Test Ampoules PLEASE NOTE A 50ML BOTTLE WILL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 3 BOXES OF AMPOULES 45ML
    £16.50
  10. Sweet Sensitivity Solutions Ampoules 0603

    Sweet Sensitivity Test Solution Ampoules (Code 0603 )6 x 2.5ml Sweet Sensitivity Ampoules. PLEASE NOTE A 50ML BOTTLE WILL BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 3 BOXES OF AMPOULES 45ML
    £16.50
  11. 3M FT30 Face Fit Test Kit Bitter

    3m FT30 Bitter Face Fit Test Kit - Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit for testing of all disposable & half Masks - Spare solutions, Hoods, nebulisers available
    £166.54
  12. 3m FT32 Bitter Test Solution

    3m FT32 Bitter Test solution 55ml
    £22.31
  13. 3M FT31 Bitter Sensitivity Solution

    Bitter Sensitivity Solution 55ml for use with the 3M Face Fit test kit. I bottle enables circa 30-40 tests to be undertaken.
    £27.31
  14. Face Fit Testing Kit Moldex (0103)

    Moldex Face Mask Fit Testing Kit code 0103. Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit for all makes of FFP1 FFP2 FFP3 and Half Masks. Take charge of your own fit testing and reduce your costs. Simple to use.
    £137.50
  15. Moldex Face Fit Test Visor (Spare Hood) (Code 0106)

    Moldex Spare Face Fit Test Visor (Code 0106)
    £27.60
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Frequently Asked Questions

01: Do I need to undertake a face Fit Test?

It is crucial to the user that they are wearing a suitably sized and correctly adorned mask so that there is no reduced protection. An ill-fitting mask or a mask that has been put on incorrectly may leave small gaps between the face & respirator mask. It is also the legal responsibility of the company tom ensure that all operatives are face fit tested.

02: Why undertake a face fit Test?

The performance of respiratory face pieces depends on good contact between the wearers skin & the face seal of the respiratory mask. An inadequate fit & if the mask has been put on incorrectly protection levels will be reduced. A correct fitting respirator is vital to prevent exposure. A face fit test kit will identify if this is the case.

03: What masks are required to be face fitted?

There is a legal requirement that all employees should be face fitted if wearing any tight face fitting masks such as FFP dust masks (EN 149) (including FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3 Dust Masks), reusable half masks (EN140) & Full Face Masks (EN136).

04: What masks do not require face fitting?

Powered air respirators s (EN12941) and compressed air units (EN139 & (EN270) do not require face fitting or the normal face fit tests to be carried out.

05: How is Facepiece Fit Testing Carried out?

There are two basic methods of Respiratory fit testing: Qualitative fit testing & Quantitative fit testing.

Qualitative face fit testing is a simple 20 minutes subjective assessment of leakage whereas

Quantitative face fit testing require specialist equipment & provide an objective assessment of fit.

06: Can all masks be tested be tested using a Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit?

Qualitative fit tests are relatively simple to perform and are suitable for respirator half masks & Disposable FFP masks only. They are not suitable for Full Face Masks. Full face masks can only be face fitted using a Quantitative Face Fit test.

07: What is a Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit?

Approved by the HSE, this type of face fit test is a subjective assessment. A face fit test hood is placed over the head of the wearer whilst wearing the face mask. A strong smelling or strong tasting substance (Either Bitrex test solution giving a bitter taste or Saccharin sweet testing solutions giving a sweet taste) is added by nebuliser inside the face fit test hood.

If the wearer cannot smell or taste any additives, they are seen to have an adequate facial seal. The test can be compromised if the wearer has an impaired sense of taste or smell from smoking (Must not spoke for 24hrs) or illness. This test can be carried out by a competent person trained to HSE standard.

Suitable masks to be tested: FFP Dust masks & Reusable Half Mask Respirators.

08: What is a Quantitative Face Fit Test Kit?

This face fit test requires specialised equipment however can test all types of masks such as disposable masks, reusable half masks & Full Face masks. This is a far more accurate test giving a definitive assessment of facial fit & a direct numerical result called fit factor. The test measures the level of particles both within the mask & a particle count outside the mask creating a ratio.

The fit factor is a measure of how well the facepiece seals against the wearers face. The higher the fit factor the better the fit between face seal & face.

09: What could affect a face fit test?

The purpose of the test is to ensure that the seal between mask & face is providing an adequate fit. Facial hair, scars, outstanding facial features & jewellery can all detract from the performance of the respirator. All testing must be undertaken on a cleanly shaven face.

If the wearer has an impaired sense of taste or smell, a smoker (Must not spoke for 24hrs) or illness the test can be compromised.