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RPE Face Fit Tests 101: What you need to know

What is an RPE fit test? RPE: respiratory protective equipment An RPE fit test is a quick ten-minute test to check the effectiveness of an RPE mask on an individual. If the mask is deemed unfit for use another option should be tested until a suitable option is found. Qualitative (QLFT) vs Quantitative (QNFT) fit …

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FFP1, FFP2, FFP3 What’s the Difference? FFP Facemasks Explained

FFP1, FFP2, FFP3 What’s the Difference? FFP Facemasks Explained Fed up with masks that don’t quite fit? Masks that feel impossible to breathe in. Masks that have that chemical smell. We are too! That’s why we supply a wide range of MOLDEX face masks that have been created with you, the wearer, at the forefront …

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Screwfix or Amazon? On average we are cheaper than both

Screwfix, Seton or Amazon? On average we are cheaper

Screwfix, Amazon, Seton, Jewson and Rapid Fire Supplies Price Comparison – OVERALL Welcome to our Price Comparison blog 2021. We have compared our prices against two of the largest companies in the UK, Screwfix, Seton, Jewson and Amazon to demonstrate why you can get the same products at a lower price and great customer service. …

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Electric cars are the new normal. Read our EV cars safety guide Protect yourself and employees by safeguarding your garage workshop.

Electric Cars – Safeguard Your Garage Workshop 2021

By Emily France, Creative Content Curator | Safety Supplier @rapidfiresupplies | People Person | Theatre Type & Arts Supporter. Electric Cars (EV) – Safeguard Your Garage Workshop 2021 In the race to solve the climate crisis, hybrid–electric and electric vehicles (EV) have become extremely popular. EV sales have risen by 66% since 2019. It is safe …

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The Ultimate Guide to Thermometer Guns

The Ultimate Guide to Thermometer Guns

By Emily France, Creative Content Curator | Safety Supplier @rapidfiresupplies | People Person | Theatre Type & Arts Supporter. In 2020 the outbreak of COVID-19 saw a sudden rush of companies, from restaurants to recruitment agencies, investing in a trusty thermometer gun. The promise was that if a person’s temperature reading showed below the feverish …

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We need to talk about Hi-Vis clothing: It’s not to be missed

By Emily France, Creative Content Curator | Safety Supplier @rapidfiresupplies | People Person | Theatre Type & Arts Supporter. We need to talk about Hi-Vis clothing: It’s not to be missed. Key Takeaways: · High visibility clothing policy UK.· High visibility safety standards.· High visibility vs reflective – what’s the difference?· How to choose the …

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EARMUFFS VS EARPLUGS: Which one is the best at protecting hearing?

By Emily France, Creative Content Curator | Safety Supplier @rapidfiresupplies | People Person | Theatre Type & Arts Supporter Earmuffs vs Earplugs The two main types of hearing protective gear are earmuffs and earplugs. Does it really matter if you use earplugs vs earmuffs? How do earmuffs work? How do I insert earplugs? All these …

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The difference between an Antibody and Antigen Test

With the different Covid-19 tests currently around there is often confusion about which test does what.  Terminology is often confusing for the non-medical person and understanding the difference between tests can sometimes get complicated.  This is a basic guide that will help to clarify a few of the more common questions.

Planning for PPE

Planning for PPE

It was reported this week that Essex County Council (ECC) is setting up a dedicated team to purchase PPE and oversee the logistics required to provide PPE to services until March 2022.  ECC forecasts that the need for PPE will increase as services reopen and is one of many councils facing the challenge of getting services up …

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The Nitrile Glove Maze

How can you possibly work out the real differences between nitrile examination gloves, furthermore, with so many websites selling products offering vastly different prices and using various confusing terminology?  It’s a minefield out there, how do you know what to look for when all you’re after is good quality examination gloves? We’re here to help clarify these points:  When looking for gloves there should be an AQL rating. This stands for “Acceptable Quality Level” and …

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