Face Fit Train the Tester

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  • Course duration
    Half Day

Course Description

Our HSE approved Face Fit Train the Tester course will ensure that you have the required knowledge and practical skills to conduct Face Fit Testing in the workplace where there’s a risk of exposure to respiratory hazards. Where RPE is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers and therefore this course will be taught in line with the HSG 53 and INDG 479, and other associated legislation such as COSHH. A Face Fit Test is a procedure that ensures the RPE you use fits correctly to protect against hazards identified in a risk assessment. This courses focuses on the Qualitative (QLFT) test protocol and is taught by an accredited and experienced FIT2FIT approved tester.

Who Will Benefit From Attending

Any person who may conduct Face Fit testing, Health and Safety Managers, Officers or anyone who is devising a fit testing programme in the workplace or, wishes to deliver testing to the gold standard.

Course Details

  • Duration: 4 hours approx.
  • Delivery Methods: Open public course at one of our venues, or on site at your premises.
  • Assessment: Q&A and practical Face Fit Testing.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion attendees will receive a PGL Midlands accredited certificate of attendance for Face Fit Train the tester (QLFT).

Course Content

  • Background to Face Fit Testing.
  •  Legislation and associated guidance inc HSG 53 and the INDG 479.
  •  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) overview.
  •  Types of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) (Tight Fitting), inspection and overview.
  •  Risk assessment – adequate and suitable selection of RPE.
  •  Filters.
  •  Fit testing protocol.
  •  When to fit test, considerations and info.
  •  Face fit testing – INDG479 and best practice.
  • Troubleshooting.
  •  Record keeping.
  •  FIT2FIT overview.
  • BSIF – who and how they can help.


Click here to email: info@pglmidlands.com
Call: 0121 240 0375
Check out our article- Fit2Fit Face Fit Testing Training

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Price (GBP) £195.00 Excl. Vat
  • Course name
    Face Fit Train the Tester
  • Location
    Paradise Way
    CV2 2ST, Coventry
    United Kingdom
  • Info
    Welcome to the PGL Midlands Face Fit Train The Tester course! Led by experienced instructors, this engaging and interactive training equips you to become a certified face fit tester, ensuring respiratory equipment's safety and efficacy.
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    Call us at 0121 240 0375
    Email: info@pglmidlands.com

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Face Fit Training is provided by our expert and highly experienced instructors!

Course Overview

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.


Click here to email: info@pglmidlands.com
Call: 0121 240 0375
Check out our article- Fit2Fit Face Fit Testing Training