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Face-Fit Testing, Face-Fit Training, Fit Test, Fit Testing - TSI Portacount
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Fit Test Operator Training - TSI Portacount

RPA are TSI Channel Partners and Portacount Training Partners for the UK. With over 10 years experience of Face Fit Testing we provide TSI-authorised training, technical backup and fit test consultancy services for Portacount users throughout the UK. All our trainers are experts in RPE Fit Testing and have a wealth of experience of practical fit testing with every type of mask.

TSI Portacount Fit Test Operator Training is a Full Day course aimed at those who require an in-depth knowledge of Face Fit Testing using the TSI PortaCount. This course covers the Fit Test Operator criteria set out in HSE282/28 but also includes many additional practical elements including troubleshooting, how to  plan and manage a fit test program and an advanced practical session.

Course Outline

Morning Session
Background to Face Fit Testing
Legislation and Guidance, HSE282/28
Installation and Operation of Equipment
Sampling from the Facepiece
Fit Test Protocols and Pass Levels
Set-up and Running Procedures

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

Operator Training
Operator Training
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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

Friday 21st September
Friday 19th October
Friday 23rd November
Friday 14th December

Friday 7th September
Friday 5th October
Friday 9th November
Friday 7th December

Bromsgrove Courses

Friday 21st September
Friday 12th October
Friday 16th November
Friday 14th December

Gateshead Courses

Thursday 27th September
Thursday 18th October
Thursday 22nd November

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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