A refurbishment company for alloy wheels was fined £32,000 after a 16-year-old apprentice was found unconscious after being exposed to hazardous chemical vapours in the workplace.
A stone masonry company, based in Accrington, has been fined £18,000 after failing to adequately protect its employees from being dangerously exposed to silica dust – resulting in one employee contracting silicosis.Read more »
Starting this month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out a new round of targeted inspections in the construction industry – with a particular focus on respiratory protection procedures.Read more »
Introducing the new Easimask Custom-Fit.
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After almost 20 years of service, the HSE’s guidance on Fit Testing RPE (the OC 282/28) has been retired by a new document – the Industry Guidance (INDG) 479 ‘Guidance on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing.’Read more »
Introducing the next generation in loose-fitting powered air purifying respirators.Read more »
Being Face Fit Tested on a tight-fitting respirator is a legal requirement for your employer, if you are required to wear one for work.
This is to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) that you’re wearing is suitable for your face size/shape.
However, even if you’ve passed a Fit Test it’s important not to underestimate the importance of being trained to perform regular fit checks.