Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is to be worn to protect the wearer from inhaling any potentially hazardous substances which might be present in the workplace air, for example; gases, vapours, dusts, fumes, smoke, solvents, powdered chemicals, mists, sprays and fibres such as asbestos.
The wearing of RPE is a legal requirement as required by the following pieces of legislation:
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
- Control of Asbestos Regulations
- The Confined Space Regulations
- Control of Lead at Work Regulations
- Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
- Ionising Radiations Regulations
Humber Resource Training provides delegates with a qualitative face fit test and certificate. Wearers will conduct a series of test exercises which will use their sense of taste to ensure that their RPE has an air tight fitting, with no leakage. Qualitative tests can only be used on FFP’s (disposable) and half masks.