Face Fit Testing Open Day
Health & Safety Courses
Why do you need to 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.
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Is the Face Fit Testing course accredited?
3B Training accredited
When does my Face Fit certificate expire?
It is recommended that you retake the course after 2-3 years
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 cleanly shaven to attend this course.
Face Fit Testing Open Days
Five, one hour sessions make up the Face Fit Open Days. Take a look below at the session slots available:
- 9am – 10am
- 10am – 11am
- 11am – 12pm
- 2pm – 3pm
- 3pm- 4pm
What is Required to Pass the Face Fit Testing Course?
The course structure will be as followed:
- The delegate will wear their selected RPE and perform a sequence of light exercises. (A trained operator assesses the exercises. 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.
Delegates cannot fail the Face Fit Test. Until an appropriate mask is found the taste test process is continuously repeated by the tester
3B Training can produce certificates on the same day subject to payment being received and cleared prior to testing date.