Face Fit Tester Training Course

 

RESPIRATOR RPE FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE

For Qualitative Fit Testing of Disposable and Half Masks

 

FIT TESTING TRAIN THE TESTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   A FULL day course for Qualitative Fit Testing of RPE including theory and     plenty of practice to ensure you go away having a solid understanding of RPE Respirator Qualitative Fit testing.

Delivered by an experienced Fit2Fit accredited Fit Tester

 

 

RPE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE INCLUDES

RPE Overview, maintenance and how it works

Full Practical Qualitative Fit Test Demonstration

Practice Fit Testing in Pairs

Respiratory Protective Equipment  Limitations

Background to Face Fit Testing

Why protect and reduce risk from respiratory disease –

Moral & Health issues

Relevant Legislation / Guidance in Regards to RPE Fit Testing  -

- COSHH, CAW, CLaW,  HSE-OC/282/28,  HSG53

Preparation of the face fit test Equipment

Face Fit Test Protocols and Procedures

Mask Fit Test Do’s & Dont’s

The Face Fit test Sensitivity Test

The 7 Face Fit Test Exercises

RPE Wearer ​Pre Use Fit Checks

Face Fit test Pass Levels

Mask Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests

Troubleshooting & Problem Solving during RPE Fit testing

Planning & Managing a Face Fit Testing Program

Managing Data and Test Documentation with templates

Practical RPE Face Fit Assessment

Multiple Choice Theory Assessment

Introduction to the BSIF - Fit2Fit Scheme Accreditation

Questions and feedback

 

 

RPE FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE OPEN DAYS

 

FULL DAY  08.45 – 16.45

£185   Training Only     

£145   Fit Test Kit

Training and Kit      £320.00

FREE PARKING and LUNCH Included

Current Face Fit Tester Training Locations

London         Chorleywood

Midlands       Solihull

​Yorkshire       Wakefield​

North East     Durham

 

 

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Fit Tester training Course Dates and Venues

 

2018

January 9th  -        Yorkshire (Leeds/Wakefield) 

January 10th -       Yorkshire (Leeds/Wakefield)

January 30th -       Midlands (Solihull)  NOW FULL

February 20th -      North East (Durham)​  2 places remaining

March 14th -          London (Chorleywood, Herts)  3 places remaining

April 10th  -            Yorkshire (Leeds/Wakefield)

April 24th -             Midlands (Solihull)

May 15th -             North East (Durham)​ 

June 5th -              London (Chorleywood, Herts)        

June 26th  -           Yorkshire (Leeds/Wakefield)       

July 17th -              Midlands (Solihull)

August 7th -           North East (Durham)​

September 12th -  London (Chorleywood, Herts)

October 2nd  -       Yorkshire (Leeds/Wakefield) 

October 23rd -       Midlands (Solihull)

November 13th -    North East (Durham)​

December 5th -      London (Chorleywood, Herts)

 

 

                          

 

Fit testing basics

Introduction

 

Where 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 sorts of 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.

What you need to do

The best time to do fit testing is at the initial selection stage, when individual users can be given a choice of adequate models of RPE. You should ensure that the make, model, type and size of facepiece that they wore when they had their successful fit test is made available for their use. If an employee wears more than one type of tight-fitting facepiece, then each type of facepiece should be fit tested.

How to do it

RPE fit testing should be conducted by a competent person - you should take steps to ensure that person who carries out the fit test is appropriately trained, qualified and experienced, and is provided with appropriate information to undertake each particular task. The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has introduced a scheme for fit testers, which may provide evidence to help you decide whether a fit tester is competent. 

A note on facial hair

Many masks rely on a good seal against the face so that, when you breathe air in, it is drawn into the filter material where the air is cleaned. If there are any gaps around the edges of the mask, ‘dirty’ air will pass through these gaps and into your lungs. It is therefore very important that you put your mask on correctly and check for a good fit every time.

Facial hair – stubble and beards – make it impossible to get a good seal of the mask to the face.

If you are clean-shaven when wearing tight-fitting masks (ie those which rely on a good seal to the face), this will help prevent leakage of contaminated air around the edges of the mask and into your lungs. You will therefore be breathing in clean air, which will help you stay healthy.

If there are good reasons for having a beard (eg for religious reasons), alternative forms of RPE, that do not rely on a tight fit to the face, are available.

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/respiratory-protective-equipment/fit-testing-basics.htm

 

​If you are clean-shaven when wearing tight-fitting masks (ie those which rely on a good seal to the face), this will help prevent leakage of contaminated air around the edges of the mask and into your lungs. You will therefore be breathing in clean air, which will help you stay healthy.

If there are good reasons for having a beard (eg for religious reasons), alternative forms of RPE, that do not rely on a tight fit to the face, are available.