Half day bookings for 1-10 tests, full day bookings for up to 20 tests.
Single tests available at our training centres in North Yorkshire and South London – see dates here.
Training & Testing Services provide a fit2fit accredited qualitative face fit testing service.
Our Face Fit Testing Service:
A qualitative face fit test is a simple taste test that can be used to test the fit of disposable and reusable half mask respirators.
The qualitative face fit test is a subjective test, we are relying on an honest response from the test subject and their ability to detect a taste.
If you require face fit testing for full face mask respirators then these must be tested by the quantitative method.
Due to the coronavirus we have had to make significant changes in how we conduct face fit testing on site at our customers premises.
Only a maximum of 1 person to be in the room with the face fit tester at any time.
By subjecting each wearer to a face fit test you can be sure that your organisation is meeting and fulfilling the requirements laid out in the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) document INDG 479.
Enquire now to book, or find out more about face fit testing below:
Face Fit Testing is designed to protect workers from harmful chemicals and dust, which can account for up to 13,000 deaths each year. These deaths include work-related lung disease and cancer, which Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) has been designed to protect against.
However recent research indicates that up to 50% of all RPE does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed, meaning that people could be falling ill and dying for something as simple as not carrying out a face fit test.
Qualitative Face Fit Testing can help to ensure that employees are able to work effectively in their masks, without taking unnecessary health risks. It also means that employers won’t have to face the prospect of expensive enforcement action being taken by the HSE if their workers masks don’t offer adequate protection.
All of our team are accredited, and have taken and passed the industry-recognised theory and practical assessment for face fit testing.
There is no requirement for a fit tester to be accredited, however they have to prove they are competent. This is recognised through the HSE’s Fit2Fit scheme.
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