Face Fit Train The Tester – Qualitative

Our qualitative face fit train the tester course is conducted by one of our competent fit2fit accredited assessors. 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.

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.

Training can be conducted on your site/premises anywhere in the UK for 1 – 8 trainees. Alternatively, we run open courses where you can book 1 or more places on a public course.

Contact us today for a price – all our prices are fully inclusive with no hidden extras.

Face Fit Testing Kits £130 + VAT.  Order your test kit to be delivered to your course!

Just 1 or 2 people? Why not book onto an open course in North Yorkshire, South London or Glasgow.

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Face Fit Train the Tester

Recent research indicates that up to 50% of all worn Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) does not offer the wearer the assumed level of protection, something which is often a result of their face mask not fitting properly.

Gaps between the RPE and the user’s body massively reduces efficiency, endangering the health of your employees. By correctly selecting Face Pieces which suit the individual, you can protect workers and allow them to do their jobs safely, with the confidence that they have the protection necessary to keep them healthy. You can also adhere to regulations which state that RPE must be correctly selected, which often requires a Face Piece Fit Test conducted by a trained and competent person.

Why are Face Fit Tests Important?

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 correctly. By subjecting each wearer to a face-fit test, you can ensure that your organisation is fulfilling the requirements laid out in the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) document INDG 479.

Face Fit Train The Tester Course Content

1 day (09:00-16:00hrs)

This course is for trainees who want to undertake their own face fit testing programme. This face fit training course is conducted by an experienced, competent fit2fit accredited assessor.

The training includes:

  • Selection, Use and Maintenance of RPE
  • Background of Face Fit Testing
  • Legislation and Guidance, INDG 479
  • Set-up of Equipment
  • 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

Please note: Respiratory Protective Equipment should be selected, maintained and used by trained and competent people. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with this.

Who Should Attend our Face Fit Train The Tester Course?

Information 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 received the appropriate level of instruction and training and should be adequately informed.

Face Fit Train The Tester Course Requirements

This 1 day training course will be conducted by a competent fit2fit accredited assessor. The face fit training can be carried out on any site that has suitable facilities (power, seating, toilets, clean water etc.) in the UK for a maximum of 8 trainees. Alternatively, we run open courses in North Yorkshire, South London, Glasgow for 1 or more people at our training venues. Public courses can be booked online.


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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