Qualitative Face Fit Testing

Qualitative Face Fit Testing

Face fit testing is required in the initial selection process for all tight-fitting facepieces under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations. This is to ensure the wearer has a correctly fitting device. Qualitative face fit testing needs to be carried out to ensure your employees are protected with suitably fitted respirators. Pre-use checks of the respirators are also necessary to make sure the user and respirator are fit for use.

1/2 day

Industry Certificate

Ratio 12:1

Course Content

Where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can’t protect the wearer if it leaks. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to be effective.

As people come in all shapes and sizes, it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE facepiece will fit everyone. Fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is suitable for the wearer.

For more detailed information on fit testing RPE, read the publication: Guidance on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing INDG479.

Course adaptation:

All courses can be adapted to suit the operational requirements of your business and includes both practical and theory sessions. We are able to deliver these courses, at short notice, to companies, organisations and groups of individuals at any time and fit the course content to your existing work shift patterns. We are also happy to teach these courses early morning, late evening or overnight modules as needed.

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Ideal candidates:

The qualitative face fit testing course is designed for anyone who will be wearing a respirator while working in an environment where there is a risk of inhaling dust or other dangerous particles.


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