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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.

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ECA Guidance on RPE

(PDF, 133 kB)

This guidance document outlines the importance of being clean shaven when using tight-fitting RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment).

Published 06 Dec 2016Last reviewed 06 Dec 2016

Health & Safety Training Record Template

(DOCUMENT, 11.2 kB)
Last reviewed 31 Oct 2016

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