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Qualitative Training

Fit Test Operator Training - Qualitative Fit Testing

Our Fit Testing Training Consultants have a wealth of practical experience of face fit testing which really makes a difference to the quality of our training courses. We are able to provide practical guidance, advice and helpful hints and tips all gained from a working practical knowledge of face fit testing with every make and model of mask from P1, P2 & P3 disposable masks through to half masks, full face masks and BA.

Qualitative Fit Test Operator Training is a Full Day course aimed at those who require an in-depth knowledge of Face Fit Testing using Qualitative Fit Test Methods. This course covers the Fit Test Operator criteria set out in HSE282/28 and also provides helpful practical tips and guidance.

Course Outline

Morning Session
Background to Face Fit Testing
Legislation and Guidance, HSE282/28
Set-up of Equipment
The Sensitivity Test
Fit Test Protocols
Pass Levels

Afternoon Session
Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests
Planning & Managing a Fit Testing Program
Managing Data

Operator Training - Qualitative Fit Testing
Operator Training
Qualitative Fit Testing

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Information Document HSE 282/28, recommends that RPE Fit Testing should only be conducted by a trained person. The fit test operator should have adequate knowledge and have received adequate instruction and training in the following areas:

  • Regulations and Guidance
  • The Purpose and Applicability of Fit Testing
  • Procedures for Selection of Adequate and Suitable RPE
  • Fit Factors and Protection Factors
  • Examination Procedures for RPE, Identification of Maintenance Problems
  • Correct Donning Procedures and Pre-Use Fit Checks
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Face-Fit Testing
  • Sampling from the Facepiece
  • Diagnostic Checks on Equipment
  • Correct Fit Testing Procedures, Purpose of the Fit Testing Exercises
  • Problem Solving
  • Capabilities and Limitations of the Fit Testing Equipment
  • Interpretation of Results

Our Respirator Face Fit Training courses are both theoretical and practical. They aim to give candidates the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of HSE282/28 for Fit Testing Operators.


Bristol Courses

Thursday 21st December
Friday 26th January
Friday 23rd February
Friday 23rd March

Friday 19th January
Friday 9th February
Friday 9th March

Birmingham Courses

Friday 15th December
Thursday 11th January
Friday 23rd February
Thursday 15th March

Gateshead Courses

Thursday 25th January
Thursday 1st March

We are happy to arrange
on-site training courses for
3 or more delegates anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for details

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