Face Fit Train the Tester Open Course

Our face fit train the tester open courses are conducted by one of our competent fit2fit accredited testers at one of our training venues.

Due to the coronavirus we have had to make significant changes in how we conduct our face fit testing train the tester course.

Further to conducting face fit testing for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic and following guidance from the Health and Safety Executive the following measures will help us to minimise the risk of contamination whilst still delivering the highest quality service.

Only a maximum of 4 people to be in the room with the instructor at any time. 

Attendees will always be expected to practice safe social distancing during the testing session.

Where social distancing cannot be maintained due to the needs of the job then face coverings (masks) will be used to minimise the risk and will be done for the shortest amount of time possible.

Good hand hygiene needs to be practised at all times and sanitiser will be provided.

Want us to come and do your face fit testing for you? Why not visit our face fit testing page for more information.

We offer 2 different types of face fit train the tester courses, one course covers the Qualitative Face Fit Testing method (fit2fit approved) and the other covers the Quantitative Face Fit Testing (APC method).

Our Qualitative train the tester course is fit2fit approved. The content of our course has been judged to include all aspects of the health and safety executive’s face fitting guidance and protocols. The training will be delivered by a fit2fit accredited face fit tester.

Training can be conducted on your site/premises anywhere in the UK for 1 – 4 trainees.

To book your place see our upcoming events list. Alternatively, if you would like us to come to your site/premises then please contact us for further details.

All our courses include an instructor pack.

If you need to answer the question where can I learn to be a face fit tester? or how to do face fit testing? then we can help. All our face fit train the tester courses can include a face fit testing kit/portacount machine (available to purchase at time of booking) and all training includes a face fit certificate.

If you are looking for a train the trainer course, sadly this course does not exist. In order to be qualified to teach others to conduct face fit testing first of all you must attend a train the tester course like ours and be trained up by a qualified professional. Then you need to gain experience in face fit testing. It is only once you have gained the knowledge and experience that you would be able to train others to conduct face fit testing. By attending a train the tester course you will be able to conduct face fit testing on others.

RPE fit testing should be conducted by a competent person. To be competent the person should have adequate knowledge, and have received adequate instruction and training in the the 16 areas detailed in HSE INDG 479.

This is why our train the tester course is a 1 day course, it would not be possible to teach all of the 16 areas of competency that are required by the HSE in half a day and we want to train face fit testers to the highest possible standards.

We run regular open face fit training courses at our training centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. As soon as we can secure a safe venue we will schedule courses in Sutton, South London and Glasgow, Scotland. This course is aimed at companies who require one or two people to be trained to complete their own in-house Face Fit Testing.

Title
Price
Course Place (North Yorkshire only)
£195
Quantitative Train the Tester
£299

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Forthcoming Qualitative Face Fit Train the Tester Open Course Dates

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Forthcoming Quantitative Face Fit Train the Tester Open Course Dates

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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 Tester Open Course Content

TTS offers a full day fit test training course (Qualitative face fit train the tester is a fit2fit approved course). Our course 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 Qualitative face fit test training includes:

  • Background to Face Fit Testing
  • Legislation and Guidance, INDG 479, HSG53 etc
  • 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

The Quantitative face fit test training includes:

  • Background to Face Fit Testing
  • Legislation and Guidance, INDG 479, HSG53 etc.
  • Installation and Operation of Equipment
  • Sampling from the Facepiece
  • Fit Test Protocols and Pass Levels
  • Set-up and Running Procedures
  • Practical face fit testing
  • Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
  • Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests
  • Planning & Managing a Fit Testing Program
  • Data Handling and Storage

Who Should Attend?

Newly revised 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

The face fit training courses are full day courses conducted at one of our training venues either on the outskirts of Knaresborough (N. Yorks), Sutton in Surrey or Strathclyde (Glasgow). We train a maximum of 4 trainees and you can buy 1 or up to a maximum of 4 places per course (subject to availability).

In order to be able to conduct the qualitative face fit testing you will require a qualitative face fit testing kit – we sell these kits at a heavily discounted rate if ordered at the time of booking. In order to conduct quantitative face fit testing you will require a portacount machine, these machines can be purchased from reputable suppliers and cost in the region of approx. £8,000.

Certification

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.

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