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Category: Respiratory protective equipment

HSL: RPE Fit Testing – Advanced 2 day course in quantitative (Portacount) and qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 27-28 June 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This is a 2-day advanced course covering both quantitative (Portacount) and qualitative fit testing methods. All course presenters are Fit2Fit accredited fit testers and some were actively involved in the development of the Fit2Fit scheme and are members of the Fit2Fit technical committee.

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HSL: RPE Fit Testing – Advanced 1 day course in qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 27 June 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This is a 1-day advanced course covering the qualitative fit testing method only. All course presenters are Fit2Fit accredited fit testers and some were actively involved in the development of the Fit2Fit scheme and are members of the Fit2Fit techical committee.

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HSL: Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) – Health Surveillance and Exposure Control – Buxton, 17 Jan 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of the new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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RR1087 – Market surveillance of FFP3 disposable resirators

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Filtering Facepieces (FFPs) are disposable Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for protection against dusts, particles and aerosols. This report describes market surveillance testing of samples of ten FFP3 respirator models from ten different manufacturers that are available on the UK market.

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HSL: RPE Fit Test – Introduction – HSL Buxton, 3 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

This course will explain the importance of fit testing, the responsibilities of employers and introduce the various fit testing methods.

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HSL: RPE Essentials – HSL Buxton, 1-2 Nov 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE and how it can be used effectively in the workplace as a control measure.

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Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) essentials – Buxton, 14-15 June 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE and will include practical elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

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Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit test: Introduction – Buxton, 16 June 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

This course will explain the importance of RPE testing, the responsibilities of employers and introduce the various fit testing methods. This is in an introductory course which will provide a good foundation on which to build practical fit testing skills.

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RPE fit testing: Advanced course in qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 18 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This one-day advanced course covers the qualitative fit testing method.

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RPE fit testing – Advanced course in quantitative and qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 18-19 May 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

This two-day advanced course covers both quantitative (PortaCount) and qualitative fit testing methods.

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Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Fit Test: Introduction – HSL Buxton, 26 November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tight-fitting RPE needs to fit the wearer’s face well in order to work correctly and provide the expected protection. This course will explain the importance of fit testing, the responsibilities of employers and introduce the various fit testing methods.

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Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Essentials – HSL Buxton, 24-25 November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE and how it can be used effectively in the workplace as a control measure. It will provide training in correctly selecting adequate and suitable RPE and incorporate practical elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

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RPE fit testing: Advanced course in qualitative fit testing – Buxton (HSL), 4 November 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

This one-day advanced course covers the qualitative fit testing method.

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RPE fit testing: Advanced course in quantitive and qualitative fit testing – Buxton (HSL), 4-5 November 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

This two-day advanced course covers both quantitative (Portacount) and qualitative fit testing methods.

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RR1064 – Investigation into exposure when the visor of air fed RPE is raised during spraying

Monday, September 14, 2015

Air-fed visors (AFV) are used within the motor vehicle repair trade for protection against exposure to isocyanate paints. It is common practice for paint sprayers to flip-up the visor of their AFV immediately after spraying. The aim of this project was to determine the reduction in protection and potential increase in exposure when the visor is lifted.

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RR1052 – The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks

Friday, June 26, 2015

HSE Inspectors routinely come across workers with various degrees of stubble growth using respiratory protective masks, despite guidance to the contrary. This research studied the effect of 0-7 days stubble growth on the protection given by FFP3 filtering facepieces and half masks.

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RR1029 – Review of fit test pass criteria for Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) respirators

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

There are several fit test methods which are discussed in HSE’s guidance. This study was concerned with the fit testing of class 3 filtering facepieces, known as FFP3 under the British and European Standard.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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Have your say – brief questionnaire on RPE website and tools

Friday, August 15, 2014

Complete our short questionnaire and help us evaluate how well HSE respiratory protective equipment (RPE) tools and information is helping reduce ill health. The closing date for responses is 11 September 2014.

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