Quantitative Face Fit Testing Training – AccuFIT9000 or TSI PortaCount (APC Method)

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 instructors 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.

We Will:

  • Train you to the highest possible standards.
  • 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).

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 (AccuFit or TSI PortaCount) this is an objective test, we are not relying on any input from the test subject, the machine determines the pass or fail.

We can supply you with your AccuFit or PortaCount machine and all accessories.

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.

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

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

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.

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

 

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.

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

Enquire now to book on your site, or find out more about this course below.

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    Quantitative Fit Testing

    Quantitative face fit testing will provide a numerical measure of the RPE’s effectiveness. This is known as a fit factor.

    These tests give an objective measure of the face fit, something not offered with a qualitative test.

    Quantitative testing requires specialised equipment such as the AccuFit or Portacount. They are more complicated to carry out than qualitative tests, however this type of test is required for all full face mask respirators. A qualitative test can only be used on half mask respirators.

    The AccuFit and TSI Portacount machines are ambient particle counting devices. They work by measuring the number of particles that leak into the mask, comparing this with the particle number challenging it. This is done while the wearer carries out a number of exercises.

    Course Content

    Our course has been approved by fit2fit. The content of our course has been judged to include all aspects of the health and safety executive’s face fitting guidance and protocols. They will be delivered by a fit2fit accredited face fitter.

    Newly revised information relating to Face Fit Testing includes document INDG 479 which states that Face Fit Testing should only be conducted by a trained ‘Competent Person’. For example, competency includes knowledge of the theoretical aspects of Fit Testing, RPE and methodology as well as skills in practical Face Fit Testing.

    Most importantly a ‘competent person’ should have sufficient experience of Face Fit Testing using a variety of different makes and models of RPE. Our Quantitative Face Fit Test Operator Training course is a full-day course aimed at those who have responsibility to manage or conduct Fit Testing in the workplace.

    • Background to Face Fit Testing
    • Legislation and Guidance, INDG 479, HSG53 etc.
    • Installation and Operation of Equipment
    • Sampling from the Facepiece
    • Fit Test Protocols and Pass Levels
    • Set-up and Running Procedures
    • Practical face fit testing
    • Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
    • Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests
    • Planning & Managing a Fit Testing Program
    • Data Handling and Storage

    Who Should Attend Our 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.

    In order to conduct quantitative face fit testing you must have access to an AccuFit or PortaCount machine which cost thousands of pounds to purchase.

    If you are only wanting to test reusable half masks and disposable masks then the qualitative taste test may be more cost effective and appropriate to your needs.

    Training Requirements

    This 1 day training course is fit2fit approved and will be conducted by an instructor who is fit2fit accredited for quantitative face fit testing.

    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 (to maximise practical experience).

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