Fit Testing

Company fined after teenager found unconscious after fume exposure

Company fined after teenager found unconscious after fume exposure

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.

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Company sentenced after giving employee silicosis

Company sentenced after giving employee silicosis

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.

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HSE Construction Inspection Initiative 2019

HSE Construction Inspection Initiative 2019

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.

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The Custom-Fit

The Custom-Fit

Introducing the new Easimask Custom-Fit.

Exceptional Comfort | Exceptional Pass | Exceptional Fit

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11 things you really need to know about INDG 479

11 things you really need to know about INDG 479

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.’

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Fit2Fit and BSiF launch set of companion booklets to compliment new RPE Guidance

Fit2Fit and BSiF launch set of companion booklets to compliment new RPE Guidance

Fit2Fit and the British Safety Industry Federation launched a new set of companion guides to the HSE’s INDG 479 this month at a special launch event hosted by the Health & Safety Event – Birmingham 2019.

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HSE open consultation on Carcinogenic Workplace Exposure Limits

HSE open consultation on Carcinogenic Workplace Exposure Limits

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an open consultation on proposals to implement new amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC), which would affect workplace exposure limits (WELs) for numerous hazardous carcinogenic products.

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What can we learn from yet another asbestos fine?

What can we learn from yet another asbestos fine?
A Hotel owner was fined £80,000 last month after materials containing asbestos were disturbed during refurbishment work at The Park Hotel in Barnstaple, Devon. Read more »

Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the next generation in loose-fitting powered air purifying respirators.

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The need for training

The need for training

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.

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