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Category: Respiratory protective equipment

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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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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DVD: Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) – A guide to the introduction and use of RPE

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This three-part DVD will help you introduce and manage the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in your workplace. The DVD includes a demonstration of how RPE can protect the wearer, how to introduce and manage RPE in the workplace, and a walk through of a typical HSE inspection focusing on RPE at a foundry site.

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Joinery company and director fined for safety failings

Friday, November 29, 2013

A London joinery firm and a company director have been fined for multiple safety breaches that put employees at risk.

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