Inappropriate or poorly fitted Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) means that risks are not adequately controlled and the money spent on RPE is wasted. Our experts can help you make the right choice and ensure that your staff are protected.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) employers have a responsibility to protect their workforce from hazardous substances, including COVID-19. Depending on the circumstances and level of risk, you may need to provide your employees with RPE.
You will need to make sure the RPE you provide is adequate to reduce the level of exposure and suitable for the task, wearer, and environment.
This is where we can help.
We can assist with RPE selection, assess the RPE you currently use and make sure you are fully compliant with legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012, the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 and the HSE’s HSG53 ‘Respiratory protective equipment at work’ guidance.
From a more practical perspective we can explain exactly what RPE will be best for your workforce and the tasks they undertake, what training you will need to provide your staff and how to maintain and store your RPE.
More crucially given the current situation, we will also make your RPE fits your staff correctly to assist with protection from COVID-19 exposure.
The short answer is our experienced health and safety experts have all the expertise required to: