RPE

Face Fit Training

Need to manage your face fit testing requirements in house? Our fit2fit accredited Face Fit Testing "Train the Tester" Courses are the answer...

We are only one of a very limited number of organisations able to offer fit2fit approved training in both the Qualitative or Quantitative (APC) methods.

1974 Rapport recognises that organisations may want or need to have the capabilities "in house" to undertake face fit testing on their own staff or contractors. With this in mind, 1974 Rapport offers comprehensive courses, training individuals how to undertake a qualitative or quantitative face fit test. 

Known as the face fit testing "train the tester" course, it is based heavily around the HSEs INDG479, supported by the relevant "fit2fit Companion". The course covers RPE Selection, inspection, donning & doffing, pre use checks, fit test theory & limitations, the fit test methods, equipment, diagnostics and an introduction the applicable legislation, ACOPs and guidance documents.

This interactive and practical course is an ideal way of ensuring that your staff are both competent and confident to undertake fit testing on a range of RPE, it is also ideal preparation prior to a BSIF fit2fit assessment.

We are able to offer both internally certified courses or a more in depth, BSIF fit2fit approved train the tester course; one of only 8 organisations currently able to do so!

Ideal for small groups or individuals, the course is delivered by an experienced fit2fit accredited face fit tester and requires the learners to demonstrate their competence through both theoretical and practical assessment prior to certification being awarded.

Qualitative - AKA the taste test requires the use of a Qualitative face

fit test kit (we are able to supply these also) consisting of a Hood,

two Nebulizers and Two bottles of Solution.

This method is very cost effective however it is subjective and only

appropriate for half face RPE

Quantitative - AKA Ambient Particle counting (APC) uses specialist

instrumentation to measure the air quality inside the RPE and compares

it to that of the surrounding atmosphere.

This course focuses around the TIS Portacount instrumentation

and is suitable for both full or half face RPE.

This method has many advantages over Qualitative testing

including speed and accuracy.

Prior to attending the Quantitative Testing course, it is expected that learners have a detailed knowledge of RPE, this can be achieved by prior attendance of an RPE competent person cousre and or our Train the Tester cousre in the Qualitative method.

A list of competent, fit2fit approved trainers and a host of other resources can be found here www.fit2fit.org  where you will find 1974 Rapport Ltd listed.

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