Face Fit Testing – Train the Tester

What is face fit testing?

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.

For an in-house quotation please contact either Olivia or Rebecca on 02380894695, option 1 for training.

Course Duration

Up to 3 hours

Please bring

If you have already issued masks to your employees please bring an example with you.
Any documents that relate to this work.

Please note

The course fee does not include the face fit test kit or masks. We can order these for you if needed.

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Who is the course designed for?

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.

What does this course cover?

The Train the Tester course will cover:

  • Common hazardous chemicals and how they affect the body
  • Legislation and Guidance

Practical session:

  • Set-up of Equipment
  • Fitting of masks
  • The Sensitivity Test
  • Practical face fit testing

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.

Assessment and Certification

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.

Essential Knowledge

What is Construction Dust?
How does it cause harm?
What is Silica?
How serious is the problem?
MDF and Timber dusts
Inhalable and Respirable
Lung function
Maximum Exposure Limits
Problem Solving

Practical Application

The Face fit test
The equipment
The Sensitivity Test
Fitting the mask
Fit test exercises
Questions and Answers
Session review