Face Fit Testing
What is Face Fit Testing?
Face fit is a legal requirement and is covered by HSE legislation 282/28. Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) used must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE cannot protect the wearer if it leaks.
Who needs it?
Everyone required to wear any type of Respiratory Protective Equipment in the workplace must be face fit tested to ensure correct fitting and protection against substances potentially hazardous to health.
How long will it take?
The test takes approximately 15 minutes per delegate.
How does the test work?
The test is carried out in two stages:
Confirms that the wearer can detect the test agent (either smell or taste). The test agent is sprayed into a test hood.
The wearer dons their face mask and the test hood. The tester sprays the test agent into the hood at intervals whilst the wearer is carrying out a series of exercises.
If the wearer can taste or smell the test agent at any time this indicates a fail – the mask does not fit.
What do I have to do?
You must be clean shaven for your face fit test. This is because if you have facial hair your tight-fitting mask will not seal around your face correctly and will therefore not provide you with adequate protection. If you have your own adjustable mask, please bring it with. We will advise you whether the mask is suitable and whether it fits correctly.
How much does Face Fit testing cost?
Face fit testing costs
Less than 20 delegates : £25 + vat per delegate
20 + Delegates : £20 + vat per delegate
There is a minimum charge of £100 + vat per session where you have less than 4 delegates.
What do I do now?
Call us on 01726 932293 to speak to our team or email us at email@example.com for more info.