Recent research indicates that up to 50% of all Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) does not give the protection it should because it simply does not fit! This can expose your employees to serious risks to their health.
Face Fit testing ensures that an adequate protective seal can be formed when wearing RPE. The test will provide reassurance to your employees and help your company to comply with the law.
If you have already issued masks to your employees please bring an example with you.
Any documents that relate to this work.
The course fee does not include the face fit test kit or masks. We can order these for you if needed.
Our Train the Tester course is designed for companies who wish to conduct Face Fit Testing on their own employees and need to know how to do this correctly.
The Train the Tester course will cover:
We will train you to conduct a qualitative face fit test using a 3m FT30 testing kit. We will supply a variety of sample masks for you to use during the session.
There will be a short theory test and a practical assessment on your ability to conduct an effective test.
We will issue an HCS Safety Certificate following successful completion.
What is Construction Dust?
How does it cause harm?
What is Silica?
How serious is the problem?
MDF and Timber dusts
Inhalable and Respirable
Maximum Exposure Limits
The Face fit test
The Sensitivity Test
Fitting the mask
Fit test exercises
Questions and Answers