Yes, face fit testing is a legal requirement for anyone who wears a tight (or close) fitting mask for work.
The following require that fit testing should be carried out to aid the mask selection to ensure the face-piece fits the contours of the wearer’s face, in line with HSE OC282/28.
The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
CLaW (Control of Lead at Work)
CAR (Control of Asbestos Regulations)
Face fit testing is required for all the masks detailed below:
Disposable Face Masks
Full Face Masks
Any other close fitting face-piece
- Safety Products
- Training Courses