Face fit test
Where RPE is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can't protect the wearer if it leaks. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to be effective.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE facepiece will fit everyone. Fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is suitable for the wearer.
20 – 30 mins
£30.00 + VAT Per Test
On completion of the course candidates should have a basic understanding of:
- To ensure that the protective mask you wear is suitable for your face profile and to maximise protection against harmful airborne substances.
Recent research has shown that around 50% of RPE used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed. The major reason for this is that it simply does not fit!
- A face fit test is a simple test which checks whether a person’s mask fits their face shape and size.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE facepiece will fit everyone. A face fit test will help ensure that the RPE selected is suitable for the wearer.