Face Fit Train the Tester

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 (APC Method) 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 (qualitative only).
  • 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).

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

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.

Quantitative Face Fit Testing (APC method):

A quantitative face fit test can be used on all respirator types, full face, reusable half masks and disposables.

The test requires the use of an ambient particle counting device (AccuFIT9000 or TSI PortaCount) and these machines cost in the region of £6000 +VAT (we can supply these too).

The content of our course has been judged to include all aspects of the health and safety executive’s face fitting guidance and protocols and is delivered by a qualified instructor who is also a fit2fit accredited face fit tester.

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.

New for 2021:

TTS have now gone mobile, let us bring the classroom to you and you don’t even need to provide the power.

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

Alternatively, we run open courses where you can book 1 or more places on a public course – see our upcoming events list- all our courses include a resource pack.

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

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

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

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


Enquire now to book, or find out more about our courses below.

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    On-Site Training Courses

    Our expert fit2fit approved & accredited testers can visit your site to undertake your face fit train the tester training. We will schedule the face fit test training to take place at dates and times to suit you, reducing disruption and making it easier to arrange staff cover.

    You will benefit from reduced costs – it is far cheaper to train a group of people at your site than for you to send people individually to external training centres. You will also avoid paying for staff travel expenses.

    Your group will be trained in a familiar environment and learning with their fellow team members which fosters great team spirit and is good for staff moral.

    Not only are our expert instructors all highly qualified in face fit testing, but they are also qualified to teach and are fully experienced in ensuring that course delegates learn in the most effective manner.

    We offer quantitative face fit train the tester and qualitative face fit train the tester.

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    Qualitative Face Fit Train the Tester Course

    This course is designed to provide you with knowledge, confidence and experience necessary to effectively carry out your own qualitative face fit testing on disposable and reusable half face respirators.

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    Quantitative Face Fit Train the Tester Course

    This course is for anyone who wishes to conduct face fit testing using the quantitative method on the full range of tight fitting RPE i.e. full face mask, half face reusable mask, SCBA, disposable masks etc.

    Open Training Courses

    We run regular open training courses and face fit testing at our COVID Secure training centres in North Yorkshire & South London for individuals or companies who require 1 or 2 people to be trained or tested.

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    Open Face Fit Train the Tester

    We regularly run Open Qualitative and Quantitative Face Fit Train the Tester at our training venues in North Yorkshire & South London.

    This course will provide you with the information and skills required to conduct face fit testing.

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    Single Face Fit Tests

    Attend our training facility in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and have a face fit test.

    Run at regular intervals throughout the year, these test sessions can test half face, full face or disposable respirators.

    Book your 20 minute slot online.

    TTS are proud to have Fit2Fit accreditation and training course approval.

    The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) state:

    “In preparing the Fit2Fit RPE fit testers accreditation scheme, BSIF and other industry stakeholders have worked closely with the experts in Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Following this scheme is not compulsory and employers are free to take other action to comply with the law. But if you follow this scheme, you will be doing enough to demonstrate good practice.”

    Fit2Fit approval for train the tester courses has only been granted for a handful of training providers who have submitted their course material to fit2fit and has met with the requirements of HSE guidance and protocols.

    This approval means that we provide train the tester courses to the highest possible standards and sets us apart from most of the competition.

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