Face Fit Testing Course

Gain a clear understanding of how to conduct and record face fit tests to ensure the correct function of respiratory protective equipment (RPE). This IIRSM-approved face fit testing course provides details of RPE types and looks at the methodology of face fit testing. The course includes a walkthrough of a demonstration of how to conduct a face fit test. It’s appropriate for new face fit testers who require knowledge of the process as well as experienced testers that would like to review the steps.

The course comes with a free e-Checklist to guide you through face fit tests while automatically recording them.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand why we need RPE and how it works

Learn steps to perform a qualitative face fit test

Recognise the importance of proper RPE fit for worker safety

Know how to document and report fit test results

Gain awareness of different types of fit testing

Understand legislation associated with RPE

This training course is approved by:

Face Fit Testing

£95.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £95.00
6 - 10 £82.49
11 - 20 £74.99
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About This Face Fit Testing Course

This course is designed for those required to conduct face fit tests on site. It provides a comprehensive walkthrough of the face fit testing process, ensuring participants are equipped to conduct fit testing correctly, protecting workers from harmful airborne contaminants and fulfilling legal obligations.

Why Is Face Fit Testing Course Important?

RPE is an essential safeguard for any employee at risk of exposure to airborne contaminants. However, it cannot do the job it was meant to do unless it fits properly. Every person is unique with unique facial features. So, demonstrating that the equipment suits the user is fundamental.

Accidental exposure to airborne contaminants can lead to severe or fatal respiratory conditions, including asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.

Our comprehensive training course addresses this critical need by providing responsible persons with the knowledge and skills to conduct proper RPE face fit testing. Participants learn step-by-step qualitative face fit testing procedures, ensuring worker safety and regulatory compliance. This helps contribute to a safer workplace and mitigate the risks associated with airborne contaminants.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

As an employer, you must protect your employees from workplace hazards. This includes ensuring that RPE is adequately fitted and effective.

Key legislation you need to be aware of includes:

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM)
  • Health and Social Care Act
  • Conformity Marking Legislation
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR)

Failure to comply with health and safety regulations can lead to severe legal consequences, such as fines, imprisonment and disqualification and put worker health and safety at risk.

By completing this course, you will not only be able to fulfil your legal responsibilities but also ensure a healthier, safer work environment for your employees.

Course Outline

Four Modules

Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Covers the basics of RPE, focusing on its importance, regulations and key concepts.

  • Introduction to RPE
  • Why We Need RPE
  • RPE Legislation
  • RPE ACOPS & Guidance
  • Adequate, Suitable & Other Useful Terms
  • Types of RPE
  • Components of RPE
  • Types of Fit Testing

Prepares participants for face fit testing by detailing essential preparations and preliminary requirements.

  • Understand Facial Hair Requirements
  • Gather Face Fit Test Materials
  • Perform a Tool Box Talk
  • Perform a Sensitivity Test
  • Assist with Pre-Use Checks

Outlines the face fit testing process, covering necessary steps, procedures, follow-up actions and documentation.

  • Fit Testing Exercises
  • Fit Test Procedure
  • Re-Testing
  • Post Fit Test Actions
  • Completing a Fit Test Report

Provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the process, from initial preparations to completion.

  • Pre- Test Actions
  • Face fit test walkthrough

Why Choose Face Fit Testing Training Course with Human Focus?

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than traditional in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Face fit train the testers and individuals undergoing testing

Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation

Free Face Fit Testing e-Checklist

This online training course includes a free e-Checklist that walks you through the steps of a face fit test while recording.

The e-Checklist lets users record:

  • Subject and equipment details
  • Face fit testing procedures and results
  • Retest requirements and reasons for failure

The e-Checklist is easy to use and includes a QR code system, which automatically records and stores completed forms.

Note – This offer is for one Face Fit Testing e-Checklist licence per trainee who completes this course. This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.

Terms and conditions apply – access to this e-Checklist is for 12 months from purchase.


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Face Fit Testing Course Certification

Face Fit Testing Certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass.

What does my certificate include?

Face Fit Testing certificates include the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

The IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

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Our experts are on hand to assist either via email or phone. They are available Monday to Friday 9 am – 5.30 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Face fit testing is a procedure used to ensure that Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) fits an individual’s face properly, creating an effective seal. This process helps confirm that the RPE will provide the intended level of protection against hazardous airborne particles.

If RPE is not face fit tested by a competent person, the wearer may not achieve a tight seal, putting them at risk of inhaling harmful substances like construction dust or gases from their work activities.

This course is ideal for anyone responsible for conducting face fit tests, as well as employers and managers who oversee RPE programmes. It is also beneficial for workers who may be subject to fit testing.

The training certificate is valid for three years. After this, it’s necessary to retake the training to renew your certification and refresh your knowledge.

All Human Focus courses are accredited or approved by an independent health and safety body to guarantee quality and accuracy. This course is approved by IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management).

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