Face Fit testing
RPA preferential rates for ECA Members
The ECA has partnered with RPA, who are Face Fit Testing specialists, and who are ‘Fit2Fit’ accredited providers. RPA offers preferential rates for ECA members for on-site Face Fit Testing, and staff training to allow in-company testing.
Face Fit Testing ensures that operatives know how to select, fit and wear a properly-fitting face mask (or respirator), notably to protect them from exposure to harmful dusts and fibres. It may be required by law (notably the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the COSHH Regulations 2002.
The actual protection afforded by tight-fitting face masks depends on achieving good contact between the wearer’s skin and the seal of the mask face piece. Poor fit will significantly reduce - or even remove the protection provided to the wearer. It can also lead to false confidence in the actual protection available.