face fit tester training course north east

 

BSIF Fit2Fit Approved Course

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RESPIRATOR RPE FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE

 

FULL day covering the 14 areas of competence in HSE OC/282/28 

Delivered by Fit2Fit Accredited Tester

 

        

 

                    Training venue easily reached by car or train from                        most parts of the North East including

Tyne & Wear, Teeside, Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire

Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesborough, Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington,  Washington, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, Redcar, Peterlee, Consett, Gateshead, Cramlington, Jarrow, Whitley Bay, Ashington, South Shields, Stockton on Tees, Chester Le Street, etc

 

1.5  Mile from Junction 63 A1(M)

 

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Chester Le Street Golf Club

Lumley Park House, Castle Dene, Chester le Street, DH3 4NS

  

RPE Face Fit Tester Training Course - North East

DATES  2018

North East

Durham

February 27th

May 15th

August 7th  2 places

November 13th

 

 

 

 

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For Qualitative Fit Testing of Disposable and Half Masks

FIT TESTING TRAIN THE TRAINER / TESTER

Learn how to confidently Face Fit Test Re-useable Half Masks

and Disposable Respirators on this 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

in line with the competencies listed in HSE OC/282/28.

Delivered by an experienced Fit2Fit accredited Fit Tester

 

 

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IN HOUSE TRAINING

OR WE CAN ARRANGE THE SAME FACE FIT TESTING TRAINING COURSE DELIVERY AT YOUR PREMISES TO GROUPS OF UP TO 8 OF YOUR EMPLOYEES

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RPE RESPIRATOR FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING

OPEN TRAINING DAY LOCATIONS 

 

 

FACE FIT TESTER TRAINING COURSE

 Content 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

 Law, COSHH, Asbestos regs 

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

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

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

 

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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