Recent research indicates that up to 50% of all RPE used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed and one of the major reasons is that it simply does not fit! Yet, under the regulations RPE must be correctly selected and this includes, for many types of RPE, a face piece Fit Test conducted by a trained and competent person
The training includes:
The Selection, Use and Maintenance of RPE (1 day course only)
Background to Face Fit Testing
Legislation and Guidance, HSE282/28 (1 day course only)
Set-up of Equipment
The Sensitivity Test
Fit Test Protocols
Practical face fit testing
Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
Fit Test Failures and Re-Tests
Planning & Managing a Fit Testing Program (1 day course only)
Please note: that RPE should be selected, maintained and used by trained and competent people, it is the employers responsibility to ensure compliance with this.
With this in mind if you are testing people it is also important to train them in the use, fitting, maintenance of RPE etc. If you are unsure of how to do this then you will need to attend the 1 day course.
The training incThe Selection, Use and Maintenance of RPE (1 day course only)
The Selection, Use and Maintenance of RPE
Legislation and Guidance
Planning & Managing a Fit Testing Program
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