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Face Fit Train The Tester

The Face Fit Train the Tester course teaches you how to conduct face fit training and how to face fit test your workers.

This training is a one-day course trained by a Fit2Fit accredited instructor.

It is important for employees to have their respiratory protective equipment (RPE) tested by a competent person. By taking this course, you will be rest assured that you have the knowledge to carry out face fit testing the correct way.

Why Take the Face Fit Train the Tester Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to deliver face fit testing to employees or co-workers on-site.

The qualification that you gain will give you the skills to safeguard your workers’ health. Face fit testing will help to protect them from the airborne hazardous substances that they would otherwise inhale.

Inhaling these substances could lead to serious long-term ill-health and even death. By face fitting at your organisation, you are also following the law.

Anybody who wears a closefitting mask for their work must legally attend a face fit test.

What Does the Face Fit Train the Tester Course Involve?

During this course, a Fit2Fit accredited instructor will show you how to conduct face fit testing yourself and discuss the different types of masks available.

For the full information on what’s covered in this training, keep reading.

HOW IS THE Face Fit Train The Tester DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered in the following ways:

Public Classroom
3B Training Public Classroom

We have classroom-based courses that are available to attend nationwide. The course is delivered in a classroom by a Fit2Fit accredited trainer. We offer qualitative as a public classroom course.

We have multiple dates available to book online throughout the year. To book one or more places, you can either select a course and book directly online or speak to the team over the phone.

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

We can also arrange for the Face Fit Train The Tester as an in-house course specifically for your company.

This format is perfect if you have many individuals who need to conduct face fit testing in your organisation.

In-house training is a popular option for larger clients as it can be delivered on-site, and you can interact and discuss company-specific examples during the training.

Bespoke courses are priced on a case-by-case basis depending on the location, delivery method, the number of kits required and the number of delegates.

If you require quantitative, we can offer this as an inhouse course. Complete the training enquiry form on this page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch to provide a quote.

Benefits of this Face Fit Train The Tester Course

  • Helps to reduce the overall cost outlay to your organisation
  • You can provide the testing internally knowing that you have a trained and competent person
  • Will protect your workers against the effect of hazardous materials
  • Helps to safeguard your health
Face Fit Train the Tester Content

The trainer will cover the following topics throughout the day:

  • Health and safety law
  • Types of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and correct selection
  • Types of hazardous substances and their health impacts
  • Why Face Fit Testing matters
  • How to conduct a Face Fit Test


You must show competence and understanding as you will need to conduct Face Fit Tests yourself correctly.

You must successfully demonstrate a Face Fit Test and complete a written assessment.

Once you have completed the above, the tutor will deem you prepared to conduct a Face Fit Test.

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  • What is face fit testing?
    What is face fit testing?

    Face Fit Testing is a procedure that will determine that RPE or Respiratory Protective Equipment correctly fits an individual wearer without breaking the tight seal to their face. By successfully completing the test the wearer can undertake work around harmful respiratory hazards.

  • Is face fit testing a legal requirement?

    Yes, face fit testing is a legal requirement for anyone who is required to wear tight fitting RPE for their work; this is an approved code of practice under the COSHH Regulations 2002.

  • Why must RPE be face fit tested?

    If RPE isn’t face fit tested by a competent person, the wearer doesn’t necessarily have a tight seal to their face. Therefore, they will be at risk of consuming harmful substances such as construction dust or gases from their work activities.

  • How long does a Face Fit Train the Tester certificate last?

    The face fit train the tester certificate is valid for three years and must be completed again to renew upon expiry.

    If the wearer has any considerable changes to their face e.g., weight loss, weight gain, dental work or facial injury they must retake the test before the three-year expiry.

  • How often should face fit testing be carried out?

    Face fit testing must be carried out every time the wearer uses a different type of RPE, or their previous certificate has expired.

    Many organisations conduct face fit testing annually at their own discretion.

  • Is this Face Fit Train the Tester course CITB Grant claimable?

    Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £60 for each delegate who successfully pass this course.

    For the grant to be claimed, you must include the company name and CITB levy number on the delegates information form, which is completed before or on the first day of the course.

  • Is this Face Fit Training course accredited?

    Yes, 3B Training accredits this course.

  • How long is this Face Fit Train the Tester course?

    We deliver the course over one day.

    The tutor splits the course into half theory, half practical learning.

    As a result, you will gain all you need to know in just one day of training.

  • Is this Face Fit Train the Tester Course Qualitative or Quantitative?

    This Face Fit Train the Tester course is qualitative. If you require quantitative, we can offer that as an inhouse course.

Next Available Course Dates - Face Fit Train The Tester

Next Available Course Dates - Face Fit Train The Tester

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    English Street Business Park
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    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    M34 3QS

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    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY


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