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Work environment too noisy ?
Staff have to wear earplugs or ear defenders ?
The most import part of compliance is undertaking a Noise Risk Assessment. All In Safety can do this for you as well, and combine it with the noise awareness training.
DID YOU KNOW:
It is just as important to make sure that you don't over-rate your hearing protection as it is to under-rate. Our bespoke hearing risk assessments use the HSE calculations in an easy to use and easy to read format.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) claims are becoming even more common; you only have to look inside the pages of a tabloid these days to see the NIHL "where there's a blame, there's a claim" advertisements. They prey on companies who either are unaware, haven't done anything or who are not sure of what to do.Increasingly we are being asked to do this following an insurance company audit.
DID YOU KNOW: Insurance policies may already have wording inside that obliges employers to undertake noise risk assessments and take actions noted. If a claim does come up in these circumstances then your insurance can become invalid, or at least your premiums will raise dramatically.
As noise testing can bey specific to workplace, activity etc, contact us directly and quote NOISE for more details.
What is a face fit test? There are two common methods of undertaking a face fit test, the “Qualitative method” and the “Quantitative” method. The Qualitative method, also recognised as the “taste test” is ideally suited to both reusable and disposable half face RPE offering particulate protection. The “Taste Test” is a quick, simple and cost effective means of demonstrating that RPE creates an effective seal to the wearers face.
If you wear a “dust mask” AKA close fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) then simply put, yes, you need a face fit test. This also applies to vapour masks as well.
According to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) data, there are approximately 12,000 UK deaths associated with work related respiratory diseases each year; many of these preventable if correctly specified RPE was provided, worn & fit tested.
The CoSHH Regulations 2002, PPE regulations 1992 (as amended 2002), supported by HSG53 and INDG479 (formerly OC282/28) details that close fitting RPE such as disposable or reusable "dust masks" must be both adequate and suitable; the only accepted method to demonstrate that RPE is suitable is to undertake a face fit test.
Prices will vary depending on staff, but can be done on your premises and can be as little as £30pp (Minimum callout fee is £200 in total).
Get in touch and quote FIT TESTING.