Face Fit Training is provided by our expert and highly experienced instructors!
Face Fit Training is given by experienced instructors and the course is both engaging and interactive. Certification issued to successful candidates.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, anyone wishing to book on to this course will need to bring with them their own approved Face Fit testing kit. Also, their own masks (i.e., FFP2, FFP3 – with CE approval kite marks).
Face Fit Train The Tester Course Information
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) may be required when working with hazards and protect workers when working with hazardous substances, such as gases, solvents, powdered chemicals, and sprays. It is a legal requirement that individuals are face fit tested for tight-fitting RPE, such as filtering face pieces, half masks, and full-face mask respirators that they may be required to use. The requirements for face fit testing are described in the approved code of practices (ACoPs) supporting:
- The Control of Lead at Work Regulations
- The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations
- COSHH Regulations
This course addresses how those requirements apply to regular users of RPE.
During the Face Fit Train The Tester course you will learn:
- Background to face fit testing
- Legislation and guidance
- What equipment needs face fit testing
- When face fit testing should be conducted
- Troubleshooting & problem solving
- ½ face respirators using reusable and disposable masks
When Should Face Fit Tester be Carried Out?
A Face Fit Test can be carried out in the initial stages of selecting RPE, where an untested face mask is already in use or when the wearer has any significant facial changes (i.e., weight gain or loss, facial hair growth, etc). Face Fit testing does not need to be done annually but it is recommended that face piece wearers receive annual refresher training covering the selection, use & maintenance of their mask. When face masks are issued on an individual basis, it is recommended that they receive an individual assessment on their own face masks.
Who are Face Fit Train The Tester Courses for?
This course is aimed at persons working with Respiratory Protective Equipment who wish to become face fit testers.
How long does the Face Fit Train The Tester Course last?
Our Face Fit Train The Tester Course is a half-day course.