Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance. Alongside being a category I carcinogen, exposure can lead to a variety of other serious health conditions and is responsible for around 5,000 deaths per year in the UK alone. Yet dozens of contractors continue to receive fines every year for improper or unlicensed handling of asbestos containing materials.Read more »
Introducing the new Easimask Custom-Fit.
Exceptional Comfort | Exceptional Pass | Exceptional FitRead more »
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.
New research revealed this month that every-day tasks such as toasting bread or cooking a roast can expose your lungs to more hazardous particles than the busy streets of Delhi or Kanpur – two of the most polluted cities in the world.
But in a world of ‘fake news’ and media scaremongering, is that really true? And if it is, should we be worried?Read more »