Face Fit Testing

From Emergency Service Professionals


First Intervention can service and maintain all aspects of health and safety equipment at our fully equipped tech-lab in Coryton, Essex. 

We have fully accredited Honeywell and Scott Safety technicians so you can rest assured your equipment is being maintained to the highest standard.

First Intervention also offer breathing mask ‘Face Fits’ and are ‘fit2fit’ accredited testing to meet your needs. 

Our face fit service can be carried out from our fully equipped test centre in Coryton, Essex or remotely at your premises.

We can offer replacement units, whether it be breathing apparatus or gas detection equipment, during service or repair to ensure you do not have any “site down time”. We can also operate on a 24/7 basis to meet your shift patterns and operational requirements.

Face Fit Testing

First Intervention Team specialise in Face Fit Testing. We are dedicated to the delivery of face fit testing services to help companies comply with the requirements of legislation and industry regulations. Under the COSHH 2002 Regulations, all employers have a duty to provide face fit testing for their employees. First Intervention Team (FIT) currently has two face fit units sited at our onsite laboratory, we are able to increase the testing facility capabilities for special projects. We also hold all records and are able to contact staff/contractors when their certificate has expired. All FIT staff are trained on the face fit porta-count testing units.
At FIT we stock a large number of RPE and utilise our masks for testing, as some of the masks once used for testing cannot be used for operational use. We are able to carry out all types of face fits at our laboratory or onsite providing we are situated in a suitable environment. FIT is an independent company specialising in Face Fit Testing. We are dedicated to the delivery of Face Fit Testing services to help companies comply with the requirements of legislation and industry regulations. Under the COSHH 2002 Regulations, all employers have a duty to provide face fit testing for their employees. Whatever the size of your organisation, we have the experience and the professional capability to deliver well managed and reliable service.
Types of RPE that are suitable for face fit testing:-
  • P1, P2 and P3 disposable masks
  • Half mask respirators
  • Full face mask respirators
  • Breathing Apparatus, full and half masks
  • Power assisted respirators

Fire Risk Assessment

Following the regulatory Reform Fire Safety order in 2005, if you are in control of any part of a commercial premises you are under a legal obligation to carry out a detailed fire risk assessment, identifying risks and hazards on the premises. A fire risk assessment is essential in keeping your premises safe for everyone. For each fire risk assessment we will inspect, evaluate and recommend safeguards necessary to reduce risk and improve fire safety arrangements within the premises. Subsequent reporting procedure will prioritise and identify significant findings in a fire risk assessment, good practice and inform of any non-compliance of fire safety legislation.
Fire Risk Assessment – items identified:
Any fire risk assessment items identified as presenting an imminent risk of danger and/or major defect that could result in enforcement action being taken against the client will be immediately reported to you via the telephone system and subsequently, in writing by the quickest practical method i.e. letter or email.

Each fire risk assessment will assess the adequacy of the following:-
  • Fire safety management.
  • Control of highly flammable substances.
  • Fire hazards and ignition sources.
  • Means of escape.
  • Electrical safety, plant and processes.
  • Fire warning – detection systems and maintenance.
  • Portable fire fighting equipment and maintenance.
  • Fixed fire fighting installations and maintenance.
  • Facilities and access for the fire service.
  • Emergency lighting installations and maintenance.
  • Fire doors, shutters and glazing.
  • Planning, training and instruction in fire safety.
  • Fire safety signs and symbols.
  • Arson prevention and security.
Fire Risk Assessment Report. The reporting format will highlight where appropriate any alternative control methods and British Standard recommendation on maintenance and servicing of active systems that may unduly impact on the suitability of an installation. We will clearly identify areas of remedial action by reference to each individual item i.e. door and location.Informal discussions on recommendations contained in any report is welcomed and should be encouraged.

Fire Risk Assessment Advice
Each fire risk assessment shall contain advice on establishing a re-inspection programme. This shall have regard to the use, management and conditions found during the appraisal. Such recommendations shall be site specific. In addition, a Helpline direct to your consultant to answer any follow-up questions and would be happy to assist you with electronic versions of forms. Written emergency procedures that you will need to prove compliance to the enforcing authorities will be provided. A fire risk assessment should be reviewed annually or upon any change of use or occupation of premises. First Intervention Team will provide this review service to comply with your timescales.

Fire Fighting Equipment

First Intervention Team will carry out Fire Fighting Equipment servicing in accordance with the Code of Practice for maintenance of portable Fire Extinguishers of BS 5306-3:2009. We provide Fighting Equipment servicing and maintenance in Essex, London, Kent and other areas in the UK.

Fire Fighting Equipment – Supply and Maintenance
Extinguishers should be professionally maintained by a trained and experienced, competent person. Special manufacturer’s procedures will be adopted to ensure safe working practices at all times.
All parts of the extinguishers will be checked including gauges, tubes, valves, safety devices and operating mechanisms.Where possible, parts will be weighed and inspected, internally and externally for signs of wear and/or corrosion.Service labels will be placed on the extinguishers showing a record of service.

Discharge Test
In addition to the annual servicing, an extended service will be carried out following the cycle detailed below:-
  • Water and Foam – every 5 years
  • Powder – every 5 years
  • Sealed Powder – every 10 years
  • CO2 – every 5 years
  • Overhaul
  • CO2 extinguishers are required to be overhauled once every 10 years
  • Unsafe/Unserviceable.
In some cases, extinguisher parts are irreparable and may become unsafe. Such extinguishers pose a serious hazard and will be “condemned” by our engineers. The condemned extinguisher will be removed from service and replaced with a safe extinguisher.

Fire Protection

First Intervention Team can assist in fire protection/prevention by providing an all-in-one hassle-free service supplying and maintaining fire protection for the safety of your employees and business. Service provided in Essex, London and Kent.

First Protection
Under the regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 businesses are responsible for their own fire safety and act as the “responsible person” for their fire safety requirements. First Intervention Team can assist with the fire protection/prevention elements of this in an all-in-one hassle free service supplying and maintaining your business’ fire protection.

Fire Extinguishers
Being able to use a fire extinguisher to tackle a small fire could make the difference between a life changing catastrophic event and a small incident. Firefighting media is essential within the workplace to protect your staff, your visitors & the business itself, your property. This is why an annual servicing plan in accordance with the recognised British Standard (BS 5306 part 3 2009) is essential to ensure this last line of protection works first time, every time. All of our engineers are BAFE certified so you can rest assured that your equipment will be kept to the highest standards expected by the third party certified scheme which is supported worldwide by statutory bodies, the fire & rescue services, insurers and leading certification trade bodies.

All of the products we provide are:-
  • BAFE approved to BS EN3 requirements
  • Kite marked
  • Come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty

Fire Alarms
Whether you require a new installation, modification of an existing installation, maintenance of an existing installation or just some general advice. Our BAFE qualified engineers are on hand to help you through the entire process. We currently maintain a wide range of systems from manual standalone conventional systems to fully networked addressable automated systems. Our engineers provide a 24hr a day, 365 days a year callout rota nationwide and work strictly in accordance with BS5839:Part 1 2013.

Fire Hydrants
Fire Hydrants are used by the fire brigade to provide a supply of water within the vicinity of an incident. Although the majority of Fire Hydrants are located within the public sector and maintained by the fire brigade and local water companies, at First Intervention we work very closely with the industrial sector where fire hydrants are located within privately owned land.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance & Signs

It is vitally important that Fire Extinguishers maintain their functionality and adhere to your legal responsibility. First Intervention Team provide Fire Extinguisher Servicing and Maintenance that will inspect each fire extinguisher to check it is fully functioning or not and make sure it will work correctly in an emergency situation. We have a highly experienced team of professional engineers to carry out fire extinguisher maintenance.

Any item of safety equipment needs regular checking to ensure it works first time every time when needed. This includes your fire fighting equipment. It must be maintained in accordance with the recognised British Standard. (BS 5306 part 3 2003) and this states that a fire extinguisher must be serviced “…at least annually”.

Once a year is plenty for most of us unless you work in a high risk or damaging environment such as bulk fuel storage, underground, marine, nuclear processing, etc. In these locations, more frequent inspections may be necessary. Fire extinguisher maintenance should only be carried out by a “competent person”, someone with the necessary training, qualification, experience, tools, refilling equipment and manufacturer’s documentation. We offer quality fire extinguishers that satisfy all insurance and fire safety order requirements. Our fire extinguishers are kite marked to BSEN3 with a 5 year manufacturers guarantee.If you can’t find what you need, contact us and our team of qualified Fire Extinguisher Engineers will be only too happy to offer valuable advice or we can carry out a full Fir of your premises.
Safety Signs
All of our signs are supplied in accordance with British and European Quality Standards and are manufactured in accordance with BS5499 standards. To comply with the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 encourages the standardization of safety signs throughout the member states of the European Union so that safety signs, wherever they are seen, have the same meaning, this legislation thus becoming an important communication tool. For more information about Fire Extinguisher Service & Maintenance, Please contact us on 01375 676779 and discuss with our experienced and professional team who will be happy to answer any of your queries.

Safety Equipment Hire

Hire First Intervention Team specialists for Gas Detection Maintenance and Breathing Apparatus – Fall Arrest, Confined Space and Emergency Services.Whether you’re working in a confined space or dealing with the challenges of a hazardous environment, First Intervention Team can supply the specialist safety equipment you require for either Hire or Sale.First Intervention Team can also supply the training needed to safely operate any of the equipment.
Gas Detection Maintenance.
Gas leakage can be extremely hazardous to the health and safety of workers in the workplace, especially in instances where employees may be working in highly risk environments such as confined spaces.There are number of different gases that employees should be protected from, including Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Chlorine and many more which employees cannot detect. These can carry major health risks and even result in death, highlighting the importance of quality Gas Detection Services & Equipment as well as necessary procedural steps to be taken.Hire Gas Detection Services:-
  • BW Microclip
  • BM25 Area Detector
First Intervention Team currently stock a large quantity of detectors within our hire fleet. All equipment has a minimum hire period of 1 week.

Shutdown Services

First Intervention Team provide Shutdown Services in Essex, London, Kent and other areas in the UK.

Shutdown services
  • Rescue Teams
  • Fire Teams
  • First Aid Teams
  • Security Teams
  • Health & Safety Auditors
  • Vessel Entry Controllers (Confined Space)
  • Or any combination of the above
First Intervention Team also offer Training Courses in Shutdown services to meet your requirements which are:
  • Safety Inductions
  • Gas Detector Awareness
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Respiratory Awareness Courses
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Vessel Entry Controllers
  • Specific Courses required by the client
Servicing Supply of Equipment:-
  • Respiratory protection Equipment Supply & Servicing
  • Gas Detection Equipment supply and servicing
  • Confined space equipment supply and servicing
  • Breathing Air Equipment

Top Man Services

First Intervention Team provide the man power for Top Man Duties.Our workforce have all received in house training to the highest standards for fire training, first aid and many more important vital roles.This is a service that First Intervention Team offers to many of our clients for many different projects that may be undertaken.

Vessel Entry Controllers

First Intervention Team has the manpower to provide a large workforce all trained in the duties of a vessel entry controller and top man duties.All our personnel have received in-house training in the standards and procedures laid down by you, the client and ourselves. We have provided this service to many of our clients during special projects, all of which have been successful.
First Intervention Team prides itself on our workforce and understands the importance of this role and will always ensure that our staff are trained to a high standard and can offer a service many contractors cannot. For example, our personnel will be trained fire fighters and experienced first aiders which we, as a company, feel is a necessity to provide this service professionally.

Call 01375 676779 or e-mail office@fit-group.co.uk
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