HSE RSS feeds » Respiratory protective equipment http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:17:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 HSL: COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control – Buxton, 21-22 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/coshh-training---practical-assessment-and-control http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/coshh-training---practical-assessment-and-control#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:55:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52923 This two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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HSL: RPE Fit Test – Introduction – Buxton, 23 Mar 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction-#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:20:06 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52853 This is in an introductory course which will provide a good foundation on which to build  practical fit testing skills. To become a competent fit tester will require considerable additional practice and experience.

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HSL: RPE Fit Testing – Advanced 2 day course in quantitative (Portacount) and qualitative fit testing – Buxton, 27-28 June 2017 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing---advanced-2-day-course-in-quantitative-(portacount)-and-qualitative-fit-testing http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing---advanced-2-day-course-in-quantitative-(portacount)-and-qualitative-fit-testing#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:58:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52774 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing-%E2%80%93-advanced-1-day-course-in-qualitative-fit-testing http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing-%E2%80%93-advanced-1-day-course-in-qualitative-fit-testing#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:56:57 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52772 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/respirable-crystalline-silica-(rcs)---health-surveillance-and-exposure-control http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/respirable-crystalline-silica-(rcs)---health-surveillance-and-exposure-control#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:23:45 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52602 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1087.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1087.htm#comments Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:34:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52567 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction-#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:16:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52366 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-essentials http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-essentials#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:01:26 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52360 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-essentials http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-essentials#comments Fri, 06 May 2016 12:55:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51632 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction- http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-test---introduction-#comments Fri, 06 May 2016 12:45:31 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51628 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing-%E2%80%93-advanced-1-day-course-in-qualitative-fit-testing http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing-%E2%80%93-advanced-1-day-course-in-qualitative-fit-testing#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:08:03 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51449 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing---advanced-2-day-course-in-quantitative-(portacount)-and-qualitative-fit-testing http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing---advanced-2-day-course-in-quantitative-(portacount)-and-qualitative-fit-testing#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:05:46 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=51455 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rpe-fit-test-introduction.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rpe-fit-test-introduction.htm#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:50:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50073 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rpe-essentials-course.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-rpe-essentials-course.htm#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:45:47 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50070 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing-–-advanced-1-day-course-in-qualitative-fit-testing http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing-–-advanced-1-day-course-in-qualitative-fit-testing#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:02:15 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49657 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 http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing---advanced-2-day-course-in-quantitative-(portacount)-and-qualitative-fit-testing http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/rpe-fit-testing---advanced-2-day-course-in-quantitative-(portacount)-and-qualitative-fit-testing#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49662 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1064.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1064.htm#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:00:29 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49408 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1052.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1052.htm#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:00:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48629 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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