Face Fit Testing
Why do you need to face fit testing? RPE can’t protect the wearer if it leaks. The main cause of leaks is due to poor or tight-fitting facepieces. 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 facepiece 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 course accredited?
3B Training accredited
When does my Face Fit certificate expire?
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.
Delegates must provide their mask on the day. They must also cleanly shave to attend this course.
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 for all tight-fitting masks.
- The qualitative test is for half-mask but not full masks.
If the mask is unsuitable for the wearer this will incur a fail.
3B Training can produce certificates on the same day. Although you must pay before the testing date.