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Train the Trainer - Face Fit Tester
Course Description:
The 'Train the Trainer' programme aims to support participants in delivering effective in-house training to their staff group. You will gain an understanding of how people learn and what factors need to be taken into account when delivering training. You will explore basic teaching strategies and consider how these can be applied.

The aim of this interactive course is to train UCL staff members to become Face Fit Testers and be able to carry out effective Face Fit testing on UCL colleagues to ensure suitable and adequate respiratory protection is supplied and worn to maximise its protection. This course is not for learners who wish to have a Face Fit test.

There will be two tutorials designed to be taken in sequence, the first is a practical instruction on how to conduct face fit testing followed by an online tutorial with a question set that must be completed within 10 days of completing the practical course. This course is Part 1 of the series.

You will gain the knowledge and competency required to perform Face Fit testing, ensuring the correct fitting of suitable respiratory protection equipment (RPE) using qualitative filtering facepiece (FFP) or half masks.

This course will explain the importance of fit testing, the responsibilities of employers and introduce fit testing using the qualitative method. It will cover all the fit testing criteria set out in HSE's fit testing guidance document INDG 479.

This practical course will cover the essential skills of pre-use checking and the correct donning of facepieces (disposable) before going on to provide an opportunity to practice fit testing using the qualitative method.

You must know what masks are used in your department and bring one to the course. Safety Services will provide the testing kit for training only, departments will need to purchase testing kits for fit tests carried out on their premises.

This training course will provide a good foundation on which to build practical fit testing skills. Becoming a competent fit tester will require considerable additional practice and experience. Safety Services will provide you with guidance and ongoing admin support to help you carry out the role.

All course presenters are Fit2Fit accredited fit testers.

This two part course covers:
  • Understanding the importance of fit testing
  • Principles of fit testing
  • Essential pre-use checking and correct donning of facemasks
  • Responsibilities of employers and fit testers
  • Qualitative fit testing - theory and practical
  • Troubleshooting
Intended Audience:
Individuals who need to be able to carry out Face Fit tests on new workers and other staff members as required.

This two part course is also suitable for those with the responsibility for the correct selection of respiratory protection.
Target Audience: All
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