Face Fit Testing

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Face fit testing in BoltonWhy do you need face fit testing? Where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is used, it must be able to allow sufficient protection for individual wearers. RPE can’t protect the wearer if it leaks. The main cause of leaks is due to poor or tight-fitting face pieces. The mask needs to fit the wearer’s face to work effectively.

People have different shaped faces so therefore it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE face piece will fit everyone. Fit testing will assure that the mask selected is appropriate for the wearer and is serving its purpose .

Course Content

3B Training offer Face Fit testing 5 days a week at a range of venues. We can deliver the course at a specific time to suit you, we can also come to a venue of your choice to provide the testing.

The course structure will be as followed:

  • Face fit testing in liverpoolThe delegate will wear their selected RPE and perform a sequence of light exercises. (The exercises will be assessed by a trained operator. The operator will conduct either a qualitative or quantitative test).
  • The quantitative test is designed for all tight fitting masks.
  • The qualitative test is tailored towards half mask but not full masks.

The test cannot be failed. The taste test process will be continuously repeated until an appropriate mask is found.

Suitable Delegates

In order to follow COSHH regulations employees working in the appropriate conditions must have a tight fitting respirator. Face fit testing is also needed to follow the Control of Lead at work Regulations and the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations.

You must provide your own mask on the day and be clean shaven to attend this course.

Further Development

Certificates can be produced on the same day, subject to payment being received and cleared prior to test date.

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Available Venues

Face Fit Testing is available in the following centres: Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Derby and Watford. We also deliver Face Fit Tests in-house at a place of your choice.

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