Fit2Fit Accredited RPE Fit Test Provider
Face Fit Testing
Fit Testing is required under the COSHH, CLAW and CAR Regulations for all tight-fitting facepieces. If masks are worn in the workplace then you will be required to provide evidence of a fit test for each mask worn:
- Half day on-site course – up to 12 delegates (one type of mask) – £350+Vat
- Full day on-site course – up to 22 delegates (one type of mask) – £485+Vat
- Open Days – Nottingham Office – only £45+Vat per person (contact us for available dates)
Face Fit Testing is a method used for checking that a tight fitting facepiece matches the persons facial features and seals adequately to the wearers face. It also helps to ensure that poorly fitting facepieces are not selected for use. An inadequate fit will significantly reduce the protection provided to the wearer.
If a fit test is not performed, then an unsatisfactory seal / barrier may unknowingly exist. This could allow excessive leakage of airborne contaminants into the wearer’s breathing zone, even though the user is wearing a respirator correctly selected for the application.
ESS in support of the Breathe Freely campaign – www.breathefreely.org.uk
Why Perform a Fit Test?
If you provide respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to your employees then it is essential that you have documentary evidence to show the RPE fits the wearer. By subjecting each wearer to a face-fit test you can be sure that your organisation is fulfilling the requirements laid out in the Health & Safety Executives (HSE) guidance note HSE 282/28.