Poorly maintained respiratory equipment may not offer the assumed level of protection to the wearer. This can be due to:
- Worn by untrained wearer
- Wearing damaged respirators
- Respirators not regular checked by a competent person
- Before Use
- During monthly COSHH Inspection
- Not being maintained as per manufacturers requirements (Particular annual servicing schedules)
- Poor Cleaning regimes
- Inadequate Storage facilities
- Lack of required record keeping
Our Technicians can provide training for wearers to conduct there own monthly COSHH inspections, or attend site and conduct these inspections on your behalf as part of our Managed Services package.
We can also carry out manufacturers required annual services to make sure your equipment is still being maintained correctly to provide adequate protection. These can be carried out on site, or at our designated Respiratory workshops in Enfield, Hull or Warrington.
Records are kept of the test which should clearly state the mask make, model and size of the mask tested. Records should be valid (up to date) and always available for inspection if required.
We currently carry out inspections on a range of Respiratory Equipment including
- Half Masks
- Full face Masks
- Powered Respirators
- Airline Respirators (See Air Quality Below)
- Escape Respirators
- Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
Breathing Air Quality Analysis
If you are using airline Respiratory equipment from a compressor, we can carry out the required Monthly BS EN 12021 Tests to ensure your air quality is free from contamination, and meets the required standard.
Using FTIR analysis, we check for
- Carbon Dioxide
- Carbon Monoxide
- Any Other Contamination
Further information can be found in HSG 53 Respiratory Protective Equipment at work – A Practical Guide