It is a legal requirement in the UK that anyone required to wear a tight-fitting respirator for work be Fit Tested before using it for the first time.
In the NHS alone, there are over 100,000 regular users of RPE, presuming their respirators are providing them with adequate protection from respiratory viruses and infections.
However, research has shown that up to half of the Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) currently in use does not provide its wearers with the level of protection expected – and for many people that’s simply because it does not fit.
At Full Support Healthcare it is our mission to raise awareness, educate and train people in the healthcare sector on the importance of Fit Testing and the real dangers of not taking RPE seriously.
Our regional Fit2Fit accredited experts offer comprehensive Fit Tester Training days, webinars, video conferences and powered air maintenance seminars to help educate and cascade Fit Testing across your hospital.
For more information, please visit our training website FIT4RPE.