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Quantitative Face Fit Testing

Quantitative face fit testing provides a numerical measure of the fit that is called a fit factor. These tests give an objective measure of face fit. They require specialised equipment and are more complicated to carry out than qualitative methods. Quantitative methods are required for full face masks and can also be used for half masks and FFP (disposable face masks). The method of quantitative fit testing we use is a portable particle counting device called the TSI Portacount.

Qualitative Face Fit Testing

Qualitative face fit testing is a simple pass/fail test based on the wearer’s subjective assessment of the leakage, via the face seal region, of a test agent. These tests are relatively simple to perform and are suitable for half masks and filtering face-pieces. They are not suitable for full face masks. The qualitative fit testing method we use is based on the bitter or sweet tasting aerosol

Qualitative Face Fit Training - Train the Tester

Qualitative face fit testing is a simple pass/fail test based on the wearer’s subjective assessment of the leakage, via the face seal region, of a test agent. These tests are relatively simple to perform and are suitable for half masks and filtering face-pieces. They are not suitable for full face masks. The qualitative fit testing method we use is based on the bitter or sweet tasting aerosol.
We can offer qualitative face fit testing training in order for you to carry out qualitative face fit testing on your own employees and colleagues
We offer both an open course on the last Wednesday of every Month (unless otherwise stated) in Bolton, or we can come to your office or site to conduct the training for up to 6 people.

Other training services we offer

RPE Maintenance and Toolbox Talks
Competent person checks and maintenance
Small Business Packages
which includes;
RPE toolbox Talk
Donning and Maintenance Training
Record Keeping
and Face fit testing for upto 4/6 or 8 candidates
Here at IESS, we offer both quantitative and qualitative face fit testing services, by a BSIF fit2fit accredited technician.  Please contact us for more information, or an independent, tailored quote, to suit your requirements.