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 providing Qualitative face fit testing with every make and model of mask from FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3 disposable masks through to semi-disposable and reusable half masks.

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 INDG 479 and also provides helpful practical tips and guidance.

Course Outline

Morning Session
Background to Face Fit Testing
Legislation and Guidance, INDG 479
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

Operator Training – Qualitative Fit Testing

Fit Test Operator Training Brochure (PDF)

HSE Guidance Document INDG 479, 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 Face-Fit Testing
  • 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.

Training Dates


Friday 20th March
Friday 24th April
Friday 22nd May
Thursday 25th June

Thursday 26th March
Friday 17th April
Friday 15th May
Friday 12th June


Thursday 19th March
Thursday 23rd April
Thursday 21st May


Friday 28th February
Friday 27th March
Friday 22nd May


Thursday 5th March
Thursday 30th April


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

Email us for further details at enquiries@face-fit.co.uk