Face Fit Train The Tester – Qualitative

We are a fit2fit approved training provider, the fit2fit approval scheme requires the course content to be submitted to fit2fit so it can be scrutinised to ensure that what is being delivered is fully compliant with the HSE’s guidance and protocols.

Our Face Fit Train the Tester Courses are:

  • Fit2Fit Approved, we are 1 of only 5 companies in the UK to be approved for qualitative & quantitative face fit testing training (August 2020).
  • Delivered by experienced, qualified instructors with decades of teaching experience, who are also Fit2Fit accredited face fit testers.
  • A Full Days Training Course, it is not possible to deliver this course properly as a half day course, there are 16 points of competence defined in the HSE publication INDG 479 and these must be satisfied in order to carry out a face fit test.

We Will:

  • Train you to the highest possible standards.
  • Provide you with a PowerPoint presentation, which tells you exactly what to do and what to say during the face fit test.
  • Provide you with a resource pack to enable you to run your own face fit testing successfully.
  • Provide you with on-going support where required after your training course.
  • Comply with Government COVID Secure Guidance (if the training is on your site then suitable facilities will need to be provided).

Qualitative Face Fit Testing method:

A qualitative face fit test is a simple taste test that can be used to test disposable or reusable half mask respirators only.

The qualitative face fit testing kits are relatively cheap (£135 + VAT) and can be bought from us at the time of booking.

If want to test full face masks then these must be tested via the quantitative method.

Want us to come and do your face fit testing for you?

Why not visit our face fit testing page for more information.

All our courses include a resource pack.

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.

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    Face Fit Train the Tester

    Fit2Fit Approved Training Course

    There are many providers who offer face fit testing train the tester courses but to what standards?

    When choosing a face fit tester then only ever choose a fit2fit accredited face fit tester and make sure that you check the fit2fit register to make sure that they are accredited in the type of testing that they are providing.

    If somebody is fit2fit accredited it means that they are accredited for face fit testing not for training and their training courses have not undergone any level of scrutiny to ensure that the content is fully compliant with the HSE’s guidance and protocols.

    When choosing a course it is only fit2fit approved training companies and NOT fit2fit accredited face fit testers that have proved that their course content is up to the required standards of the HSE.

    By attending a train the tester course you will be able to conduct face fit testing on others.


    We now have a fully mobile, heated and air conditioned classroom that we can bring to your site for your face fit train the tester courses.

    We don’t even need a power supply our on-board generator can take care of that.

    The mobile classroom can comfortably seat up to 6 trainees plus the instructor.

    All you need to provide us with is enough space to park it (hard-standing approx. 35ft x 15ft) with safe pedestrian access.

    Some geographical restrictions apply.

    Face Fit Train The Tester Course Content

    Full day (09:00 until 16:30 approx)

    This fit2fit approved 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 fit2fit. Attending this course would not give you fit2fit accreditation, but can be used as a stepping stone to achieve accreditation in the future (you need to gain experience and apply directly to BSIF to become fit2fit accredited).

    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 training course will be conducted by a competent fit2fit accredited tester.

    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 4 trainees per day.

    Alternatively, we run open courses at our COVID Secure training centres in North Yorkshire, or South London for 1 or more people, 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.

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