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Face Fit - Correct Fitting and Testing Procedures

Where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used as a control measure under Health and Safety Legislation, it is vital that the selected RPE is adequate and suitable.  To ensure that the selected RPE has the potential to provide adequate protection for individual wearers, the ACoPs supporting the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, the Control of Asbestos Regulations and the Control of Lead at Work Regulations stipulate that tight-fitting RPE must be fit tested as part of the selection process.

Note: A tight-fitting facepiece is a full face mask, a half mask, or a filtering facepiece (commonly referred to as a disposable mask).  Fit testing is a method of checking that a tight-fitting facepiece matches the wearer’s facial features and seals adequately to their face.

SSG offer this training course for companies who want to conduct Qualitative fit testing themselves.

Note, Qualitative fit testing is only suitable for half mask, or a filtering facepiece (commonly referred to as a disposable mask).


The 3 hour workshop covers the following: 

  • The background to fit testing
  • When fit testing should be conducted
  • Types of fit testing
  • Qualitative / Quantitative
  • Correct fitting of RPE
  • In depth training on how to correctly use Qualitative Fit Test Kits with many practical hints and tips
  • Identifying and correcting failures
  • Advice on how to structure a fit testing session and properly brief test subjects
  • Practical fit testing to gain experience and confidence
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Record keeping
  • Links to external documents


Open Courses - Courses are delivered throughout the year at our regional training centres. The cost per delegate is £95.00 plus VAT. 

Private Courses - If you have 5 or more delegates a private course at a venue of your choice may be a more suitable and cost effective option. Contact our administration team on 01752 201616 for more information. 



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