Face Fit Testing – Open test days
Alpha Training provide a Face Fit test service from our Training Academy in West Sussex. We hold regular ‘open’ Face Fit days for individuals and small groups.
(We also take full day on-site group bookings for clients throughout the UK).
We offer both quantitative and qualitative face fit testing in accordance with the HSE OC 282/28.
Wearers of close fitting face pieces must ensure that their mask fits their face securely. If not, harmful exposures such as dust, toxic gases and fumes could be inhaled through any gaps in the seal. It is important to have a correctly fitting mask for your personal facial profile. Usually, one test is sufficient – unless your employer changes the style of mask you use for any reason, or you gain or loose weight, or any other reason that may effect your mask seal. (see advice on facial hair).
There are two types of face fit testing, qualitative and quantitative.
Both are valid and approved methods for face fit testing and each method has its uses and limitations.
At Alpha Training, we have the equipment to be able to perform Quantitative testing as it is suitable for all mask types.
Who needs Quantitative Face Fit Testing?
- Any person who wears a full-face self-contained respiratory mask
- This includes breathing apparatus
- The test is undertaken using a Portacount machine, which measures the number of ambient particles inside and outside a face piece, ensuring that the mask is correctly fitted and provides a tight seal around the wearers face.
How much do the tests cost?
Single tests at our Training Academy:
£49.95 +vat per test – Book on to one of our regular ‘open’ Face Fit days at our Training Academy in West Sussex.
See the list of scheduled dates below.
Each test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. A convenient time slot will be allocated to you at the time of booking. NB: You must be clean shaven in order for us to complete your fit test.
Alternatively, if you are attending one of our Alpha Training Confined Space Training courses – for convenience, we can complete your Face Fit test during the duration of your course. Remember to add this option at the time of booking.
For further information on Face Fit Testing, full day prices and availability – see our Face Fit Testing page, or call Alpha Training on 01903 871381.
If you have a group of four or more individuals requiring this service, please contact us for further information on group booking rates.
Book this Service
To book this service for an individual or small group at our Training Academy in Poling, West Sussex - choose from one of the currently scheduled dates below.