Face Fit Operator Training


In line with current Health & Safety and industry guidance, where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is issued by an employer, it must be able to provide adequate protection for an individual wearer. In order to achieve this, the RPE must fit the wearer’s face and must not leak, in order to be considered effective.

To provide evidence that the RPE is suitable for the wearer, a face fit test is required for the type of mask issued. A mask that does not fit the wearer correctly (i.e. it is too large or too small) will not provide the protection anticipated due to an ineffective seal being formed between the RPE and the wearer’s face.

Read the HSE guidance on Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) face-fit testing to avoid transmission. Click here to read now.



Course Overview
  • Background to Face Fit Testing
  • Legislation and Guidance
  • Installation and Operation of Equipment
  • Sampling from the Face Piece
  • Fit Test Protocols
  • Set-Up and Running Procedures
  • Practical Face Fit Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Fit-Test Failures and Re-Tests
  • Planning a Fit Testing Programme

Roughly 30 minutes per test.

This course can be delivered at your premises or at one of our centers.