Face Fit Testing

In line with current health & safety and industry guidance, where Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is issued by an employer, it must be able to provide adequate protection for an individual wearer. In order to achieve this, the RPE must fit the wearer’s face and must not leak, in order to be considered effective.

To provide evidence that the RPE is suitable for the wearer, a face fit test is required for the type of mask issued. A mask that does not fit the wearer correctly (i.e. it is too large or too small) will not provide the protection anticipated due to an ineffective seal being formed between the RPE and the wearer’s face. Read the HSE guidance on Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) face-fit testing to avoid transmission. https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/ppe-face-masks/index.htm


Understanding the relevant legislation including guidance
Restriction of facial hair
How to wear and put on a mask.
How to maintain and look after your RPE.
Review periods


A face fit test report and certificate (valid for 12 month maximum and/or unless facial features change or experiencing breathing difficulties).
You will be contacted in advance of your certificate expiry to book on your refresher course.


£40.00 + VAT – Per test
£350.00 + VAT Half day (Up to 10)
£500.00 + VAT Full day (Up to 15)

The employer must provide own masks. Testing can be carried out at our own training centre based in Huddersfield and/or at your location within a suitable distance.
Estimate time taken per delegate is 30 – 40 minutes from start to finish.