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FIT Tester Training

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L&SC PCTH are inviting staff to complete this free (face to face) 1 day training course to become a Fit Tester* within their practice.

*A Fit Tester is a member of staff who can ensure members of their practice are correctly fitting all makes and models of FFP masks and reusable half mask respirators.

A Fit Tester can be Clinical or Non-Clinical. They must be process driven, with good people skills, able to follow prescribed procedures and adhere strict processing.

LOCATION: Conference Room, Fatima Health Centre, 228 Garstang Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9RB

Arrival: 9:15am (approx 4:30pm finish)

Refreshments will be provided but attendees will be required to bring their own lunches.

This course provides essential theoretical and practical training in the latest versions of the HSE INDG479 guidance document and the Fit2Fit Qualitative Companion.

Delegates will learn about the different types of RPE applicable to the Qualitative fit test method, how to inspect respirators prior to testing and the legal requirements for fit testing in the UK.

The principles of the Qualitative method are covered in detail along with essential protocol, record keeping and wearer-management procedures. An in-depth practical session enables delegates to observe, practice and hone their new skills in the safety of a mentored environment.

This Face Fit Train the Tester course will provide those who require it, the knowledge of how to conduct face fit testing using the Qualitative method. If you provide respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to your employees, or are responsible for Health and Safety within your organisation, then it is essential that fit testing is carried out correctly and documentary evidence is recorded to demonstrate the RPE is suitable for the wearer and has passed a fit test.

Please note: This course is referred to as “train the tester”. They are only to provide training to allow the attendees to conduct Qualitative face fit testing, not to enable them to teach the subject themselves.

All courses are delivered by a Fit2Fit accredited tutor.