Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Face Fit Test

Health And Safety Training Deliverable Across The UK

 Respiratory Protective Equipment Face Fit test is being able to ensure that you can effectively put a personalised respirator on your face to protect it.
The performance of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) with a tight-fitting face piece depends on a good contact between the wearer’s skin and the face seal of the mask.  A tight fitting face piece is a full-face mask, a half face mask, or a filtering face piece (commonly referred to as a disposable mask).
According to the British Safety Industry Federation, research indicates that up to 50 per cent of all RPE used doesn’t offer the wearer the level of protection assumed, often because it isn’t fitted correctly.  If a fit test is not performed, then an unsatisfactory seal/barrier may cause excessive leakage of airborne contaminants into the wearer’s breathing zone, even though the user is wearing a respirator correctly selected for the application.

We aim to support our clients through Qualitative or Quantitative Fit Testing to ensure the workforce are protected and are correctly using the chosen Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE). It is no longer sufficient to just provide an employee with a respirator, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the chosen respirator has the potential to seal to the wearer’s face effectively. Even if you gave your workers the best respirators money can buy, if they don’t know how to use them due to lack of training the workers will not be as safe as they should be while working.

Following a successful fit test, you will be provided with a fit test certificate.  The certificate is only valid for the specific make, model, size used for the fit testing.

Our aim and approach to providing a quality service

As always, we at WOW Training try to give a high quality service to clients.  Through one to one coaching we make sure the employee is wearing the respirator correctly to give then the best chance of having an optimum fit size.

We aim to give our service around you to meet your specific requirements.  We can deliver the course to meet your timeline thus minimising any disruption to your work schedule whilst still delivering a quality service.


Our pricing structure means we offer very good rates while still keeping the quality to a high standard. That is the WOW Training philosophy.



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