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 TRAINER / 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

 

FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE - Content Includes

RPE Overview, maintenance and how it works.

Full Practical Qualitative Fit Test Demonstration

Respiratory Protective Equipment  Limitations

Background to Face Fit Testing

Why protect and reduce risk from respiratory disease –

- Moral & Health issues

Why protect – Law, COSHH, Asbestos regs etc

Relevant Legislation / Guidance in Regards to RPE Fit Testing  -

- HSE282/28 & 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

Face Fit test Pass Levels

Mask Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests

Troubleshooting & Problem Solving during RPE Fit testing

Step by Step Group - Practical Face Fit Testing and Practice

Planning & Managing a Face Fit Testing Program

Managing Data and Test Documentation with templates

Practical RPE Face Fit Assessment

Multiple Choice Written Assessment

Introduction to the BSIF - Fit2Fit Scheme Accreditation

Questions and feedback

 

RPE FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE OPEN DAYS  

       FULL DAY  09.00 – 16.45        

          

£ 155.00    Training Only

£ 125.00    Fit Test Kit

Training and Kit £ 280.00

FREE PARKING and LUNCH Included

Current Face Fit Tester Training Locations

            Leeds / Wakefield             West Yorkshire

                  Lutterworth                 (Leicester / Northampton)

 

 

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Face Fit Testing Training Course Dates and Locations

17th January 2017  -  Leeds / Wakefield​

28th February  2017  -  Lutterworth

11th April  ​-   Leeds / Wakefield

23rd May 2017  -   Lutterworth

4th July  -  Leeds / Wakefield

8th August  -  Lutterworth

17th October  -  Leeds / Wakefield

21st November  -  Lutterworth

TBC  -  Leeds / Wakefield

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​RPE RESPIRATOR FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING OPEN DAY LOCATIONS 

 

LUTTERWORTH

Leicester Northampton

1 Mile from Junction 20  M1

Lutterworth Golf Club,  

RugbyRoad, Lutterworth, 

Leicstershire, LE17 4HN

 

LEEDS / WAKEFIELD 

West Yorkshire 

1 Mile from Junction 40  M1

Low Laithes Golf Club,  

 Park Mill Lane,

Ossett,  Nr Wakefield,  

West Yorkshire,  WF5 9AP

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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