Face Fit Testing

Course Length

1 Hour


CITA In-house Certificate

Course Summary

In the UK, respiratory-related diseases and conditions account for the third-largest work-related illness. Employers should ensure that the selected facepiece is of the right size and can correctly fit each wearer. For a tight-fitting facepiece (filtering facepieces usually known as disposable masks, half and full-face masks) the initial selection should include Fit Testing to ensure the wearer has the correct device.

Course Details

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  • A competent person should carry out the work
  • Ensure the intervals for maintenance are appropriate
  • Changing any replaceable filters
  • Cleaning the device
  • Valve maintenance and replacement
  • Checking the straps for damage
  • Checking the battery charge and flow rate for powered devices

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