Fit2Fit Approved Portacount Training

Fit Test Operator Training: TSI Portacount

RPA are very proud to be TSI’s Gold Portacount Channel Partners and Portacount Training Providers for the UK. With over 20 years experience of practical Face Fit Testing, we provide TSI-approved training, technical support and fit test consultancy services for Portacount users throughout the UK. All of our trainers are Fit2Fit Accredited for both the TSI Portacount and Qualitative Fit Testing, and are experienced, dedicated experts in their field.

This course is ‘Fit2Fit Approved’, which means that the content has been judged to include all aspects of the health and safety executive’s face fitting guidance and protocols, and will be delivered by a fit2fit accredited face fitter. This course does not award delegates the Fit2Fit accreditation upon completion; no training course can do that. The only way to gain accreditation is to sit and pass the BSIF Fit2Fit exam.

Our TSI Portacount Fit Test Operator Training course is an on-site 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 INDG 479 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, INDG 479
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 – TSI Portacount

Fit Test Operator Training Brochure (PDF)

HSE Guidance Document INDG 479 highlights 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 INDG 479 for Fit Test Operators.

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Training Dates


Fri 16th April 2021: FULL
Fri 14th May 2021: spaces
Fri 18th June 2021: spaces

Fri 23rd April 2021: FULL
Thur 20th May 2021: spaces
Fri 25th June 2021: spaces


We're sorry, there are no courses available at this venue currently due to Covid-19 restrictions.


We're sorry, there are no courses available at this venue currently due to Covid-19 restrictions.


We're sorry, there are no courses available at this venue currently due to Covid-19 restrictions.


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