It is a legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent person. This requirement is detailed in CoSHH regulations.
Face Fitting Videos
Useful videos on face fitting available through the following links;
Face Fitting Guidance
Research indicates that a significant amount of the RPE in use does not offer the user the expected level of protection because it does not fit. In April 2019 the HSE published their latest guidelines on face fitting HSE INDG 479. Fit2Fit published 3 method specific companions to support the HSE guidance. Download here.
Fit2Fit Mission Statement –
To improve the respiratory health of those wearing tight fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment through being face fit tested by a Fit2Fit Accredited provider.
Statement from the HSE
“In preparing the Fit2Fit RPE fit testers accreditation scheme, BSIF and other industry stakeholders have worked closely with the experts in Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Following this scheme is not compulsory and employers are free to take other action to comply with the law. But if you follow this scheme, you will be doing enough to demonstrate good practice.”
Find a Fit2Fit tester
A full list of all Accredited Fit2Fit fit testers can be found here. The list shows the location of the tester and the area they cover whilst also identifying the method of fit test they can conduct.
News & Events
The New & Events section keeps you up to date with news from Fit2Fit, the RPE industry and all of the upcoming exhibitions, seminars and events relevant to the sector.
Fit2Fit accredits courses that offer face fit training. The training has been checked to make sure it aligns with the methods of Fit2Fit and complies with best practice for fit testing.