Face Fit Service

£45.00
+ VAT
Per delegate
Next date
  • Duration:
    20 mins , usually 13:00 to 16:00
  • Location:
    Kent Training Centre - TN9 1SS
  • Level:
    Operator/User
  • 6 places available
  • Recommend 2 Year retest
  • Record of Fit Test Assessment
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Course Overview

Our Qualitative Face Service is approximately 20 minutes in length per person, and provides individuals with a record of fit test assessment to confirm that the RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) they use has been fit tested.

Recent research indicates that as much as 50% of all Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed and one of the major reasons is that it simply does not fit the users face correctly! Yet, under the regulations RPE must be correctly selected and this includes, for many types of RPE, a Face Piece Fit Test conducted by a trained and competent person.

Our fit testers are trained by a leading manufacturer and competent to the standards required in the HSE guidance note HSE 282/28 and are also Fit2Fit accredited.

We can also provide onsite Qualitative Face Fit Testing for up to 10 test (half day) or 20 tests (full day). Please contact our sales team on 0333 666 0555 for more information and to get a quotation.

Please note that in order for the face fit tests to work, the trainee MUST NOT eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before the test is performed. They must also be clean-shaven as stubble will prevent a good seal and the face fit test will fail. Failure to adopt this requirement will result in the person NOT being tested.

If you wear respiratory protective equipment (RPE), then it is essential that you have documentary evidence to show the RPE fits the wearer. By subjecting each wearer to a face-fit test you can be sure that your organisation is meeting and fulfilling the requirements laid out in the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28.

The training is specific to each person and includes:

  • How to check the mask is working properly before use
  • How to identify worn or broken parts
  • How to check the mask still fits
  • Limitations of the mask to be used

A Fit Test can be carried out in the initial stages of selecting RPE, where an untested face piece is already in use or when the wearer has any significant facial changes (i.e. weight gain or loss, facial hair growth, etc). 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 face mask.

Please note that in order for the face fit tests to work, the trainee MUST NOT eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before the test is performed. They must also be clean-shaven as stubble will prevent a good seal and the face fit test will fail. Failure to adopt this requirement will result in the person NOT being tested.

A record of fit test will be provided to each person who successfully passes the fit test. An electronic copy will also be sent to the booking contact in order for records to maintained.

It is imperative that all delegates are clean shaven and have not eaten, drunk or smoked anything in the preceding 30 minutes of to the test.

The delegate will then don the RPE, along with any additional PPE (personal Protective Equipment), while the tester places the hood over the head of the delegate. Either a bitrex (sour) or saccharin (sweet) solution will be sprayed into the hood to conduct a series of tests to ensure that the RPE is correctly fitted to the wearer's face.

If the face fit test fails, the mask will be rechecked and any necessary adjustments made, such as the positioning or tightness of the straps. If the RPE fails again, it may be necessary to select an alternative model or size of mask.

"Easy to book the appointment with the company. Brought my own mask and was fitted and able to be onsite the same morning"
- Michael Tordoff

"Didn’t have my own mask so it was handy to be able to purchase my mask from the hire desk beforehand. Would recommend"
- Yasmin Poldark

"Easy to use service. Ready to work the same day"
- Howard Jones

"Would recommend, easy service and friendly staff"
- Harry Bates

"Easy to get to and friendly staff, the service was easy and quick"
- Barry Davies