Face Fit Testing

Course Title: Face Fit Testing

Course Overview: If you are supplying RPE, it is vital that the selected RPE is adequate and suitable for the purpose. Respiratory protective equipment must reduce exposure as low as reasonably practicable, and in any case to an acceptable level (e.g. below any applicable Occupational Exposure Limits or Control Limits). To make sure that the selected RPE has the potential to provide adequate protection for individual wearers, the ACoPs supporting Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (CAW) and Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW) recommend fit testing of RPE which incorporate a tight fitting face piece (see note below). This will help to ensure that inadequately fitting face pieces are not selected for use.

Course Aim:

By the end of the course the delegate will be able to carry out Qualitative face fit testing on employees needing to wear half masks and filtering face pieces, feeding back to employers and employees following the test.

Course Content: • Why we face fit
• Types of face fit tests
• RPE that can be tested with a Qualitative face fit test
• What is involved in carrying out a face fit test?
• Practical face fit testing
• Feeding back to the wearer following the test
• How to complete the test records and feed back to the employee

Duration: Half Day

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