During our quantitative face fit testing training, we will teach you how to carry out quantitative face fit testing using the Ambient Particle Counting (APC) method using the TSI PortaCount machine.
Due to the coronavirus we have had to make significant changes in how we conduct our face fit testing train the tester course on site at our customers premises.
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.
The room provided has to be large enough for the tester plus 4 people to allow for social distancing and to allow for the setting up of the equipment.
The room requires natural ventilation and access to clean drinking water is also required.
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.
All masks for your staff need to be supplied by you our testers will bring their own masks and gloves with them.
Want us to come and do your face fit testing for you? Why not visit our face fit testing page for more information.
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 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.
Our Competent TSI PortaCount Fit Test Operator Training is a full day course. The quantitative face fit testing training is aimed at those who require an in-depth knowledge of Face Fit Testing using the TSI PortaCount. To ensure we cover current legislation not only does our course cover the Competent Fit Test Operator criteria set out in INDG 479 but, also includes many additional practical elements including troubleshooting, how to plan and manage a fit test program and in addition to this, an advanced practical session.
This course is conducted on your site for a maximum of 4 trainees and is delivered by one of our competent instructors who are also fit2fit accredited for quantitative face fit testing.