Face Fit Train the Tester Open Course – Qualitative

Our qualitative face fit train the tester open course is conducted by one of our competent fit2fit accredited assessors at one of our training venues. Taking place over a full day, this course is designed to provide you with knowledge, confidence and experience necessary to effectively carry out your own qualitative face fit testing.

We run regular open face fit training courses at our training centres in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and Sutton, South London. This is aimed at companies who require one or two people to be trained to complete their own in-house Face Fit Testing. Refreshments & Lunch will be provided for all trainees, please advise us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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TTS Test Kits can be included in the course place at a hugely reduced rate.

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Qualitative Face Fit Train the Tester

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Face Fit Train the Tester Open Course

Recent research indicates that up to 50% of all 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!   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.

Why Perform a Fit Test?

If you provide respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to your employees 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 fulfilling the requirements laid out in the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) document INDG 479.

Face Fit Train the Trainer Open Course Content

TTS offers a full day fit test training course. This is designed to help train people how to conduct fit testing, this is perfect for companies wanting to do fit testing themselves on their own staff/employees.

The training includes:

  • Background to Face Fit Testing
  • Legislation and Guidance, INDG 479
  • Set-up of Equipment
  • The Sensitivity Test
  • Fit Test Protocols
  • Pass Levels
  • Practical face fit testing
  • Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
  • Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests
  • Planning & Managing a Fit Testing Program
  • Selection of Masks

Who Should Attend?

HSE document INDG 479 states that RPE Fit Testing should only be conducted by a trained and competent person. To be competent, the fit test operator should have adequate knowledge and have received adequate instruction and training.

Face Fit Train the Tester Open Course Requirements

This training course is a full day course conducted at one of our training venues either on the outskirts of Knaresborough (N. Yorks) or Sutton in Surrey. We train a maximum of 10 trainees and you can buy 1 or up to a maximum of 10 places per course (subject to availability).


You will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course (which is emailed in a PDF format), as well as an individual training record (to provide proof of training) and a comprehensive set of course notes for each trainee.

Enquire online to book or CALL 01423 611030

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