Qualitative Face Fit Testing

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Course Aim

The aim of this course is to check that a tight-fitting face piece matches the person’s facial features and seals adequately to the wearer’s face as well as provide them with the understanding of the importance of RPE and the effective use, storage and disposal of equipment. 

Course Content

The course will cover: 

  • Introduction to face fit testing requirements 
  • RPE selection & correct use 
  • Record keeping 
  • Correct disposal of RPE 
  • Testing the Fit 

This course is delivered in a classroom environment, with group interaction throughout.

Our current in-house course is RPE2fit accredited.

Who should attend

Relevant for operatives who wear dusts masks in order to protect themselves during tasks that expose them to hazardous airborne particles. 

How to prepare

It is recommended that learners attend training clean shaven and bring the mask(s) with them to be tested. 

Please do not to eat, drink or smoke 15 minutes before the test. 

Do not attend the test if you have had cold or sinus problems 7 days previous to the test or have not been checked by an occupational nurse.

Testing cannot be completed if these pre-requisites are not adhered to. 


½ day per group or approx. 30 minutes for individual bookings.  


Candidates will be fitted with their masks and a short test conducted.  The mask itself is what can pass or fail rather than the candidates based on the following: 

  • Pass: the candidate does not detect the solution 
  • Fail: the candidate does detect the solution 

Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance along with their test results. 


£35 per person +VAT

Closed group price is £200 +VAT, for up to 8 learners.   


It is recommended that candidates renew their certificate annually or when there is a change in the mask type, size, model or material or if there is a change to the circumstances of the wearer e.g. weight loss, facial piercings, substantial dental work etc. 

Open Course

Courses can be delivered for individuals or groups at our training centre or at candidate’s preferred location.   

Closed Course

Courses can be delivered for individuals or groups at our training centre or at candidate’s preferred location.   

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