What does getting the UK back to work mean for H&S Professionals?
More and more businesses are now reopening or preparing to reopen as the coronavirus lockdown starts to ease in the UK. This has involved considerable
effort from employers, most of whom have had to completely transform the way that they operate and introduce extensive health and safety protocols
specific to COVID-19.
With these considerations at the forefront for employers and employees alike, what are the questions we should be asking of our health and safety
professionals during this return-to-work phase?
Daily Mask Fit Checks: Filling the Void Between Mask Fit Tests
Mask Fit Testing is required by every major respiratory protection standard globally. The purpose is to ensure that adequate training has been
provided for respirator wearers with proper sizing, mask options and comfort assessments during the test.
The Advantages of CNP When Fit Testing
With Fit Testing and RPE such a hot topic currently, a growing number of RPE wearers are now switching to reusable, half- or full-mask models.
Reasons for this decision include leaving more disposable products free as resources for key workers, as well as being a more sustainable and
environmentally friendly solution.Long-established in the USA, controlled negative pressure (CNP) technology is now fast becoming a preferred
method of fit testing in the UK because it is ideal for half- and full-mask testing and is referenced in the HSE INDG479 guidance on RPE fit
EH40 Version 4 – what’s hot, and what’s definitely not!
On the 17th Jan 2020, the fourth version of EH40 was released to the public to minimal fanfare. This document is the ultimate referral guide to
those working with substances considered hazardous to health, as it informs you of the maximum exposure limit of a substance specifically present
in the air.
Area Gas Detection Monitoring
Across many applications and industries, area and boundary gas monitoring is vital for health and safety in measuring exposure for local residential
areas or businesses. In construction, including brownfield and remediation work, many sites will be expected to measure gases emitted from
contaminated sites to ensure sites boundary limits set by either the Environmental Agency and/or local authorities are not exceeded.