Face Mask Fit Testing
WHY DO masks NEED TO BE FACE FITTED?
If you are required to use a face mask and it doesn’t fit correctly, it will be uncomfortable and will not provide adequate protection, meaning you could be exposed to potentially hazardous airborne particles.
Face Mask Fit Testing is a requirement for many industries including healthcare and associated industries including dentistry.
Which industries does the assessment suit?
Our Face Mask Fit Testing is suitable for a number of industries, including:
- Health & Beauty
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The testing and assessment is mainly carried out on FFP2 or FFP3 masks, as well as disposable or the more personal silicon half masks.
Current advice from HSE / HSI, as at 17th June 2020, is that KN95 masks are not to be used as their effectiveness cannot be assured.
The normal supply of masks is restricted at the moment and health care workers have been given priority during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Candidates must have a good supply of their own suitable masks, as we will fit test you on a specific make and model of mask and if it is suitable for the user then you will be issued a certificate for that particular mask only. If you change mask supplier, make or model then you will be required to have another test.
Candidates must be cleanly shaved and not have eaten, drunk any liquids, chewed gum or smoked for 30 minutes prior to attending the test.
This session is the perfect addition to our Infection Control or our Cleaning in Domestic & Commercial Settings courses.
This assessment takes the user through a rigorous testing procedure, as recommended by the HSI / HSE, and manufactures of the equipment.
This includes a sensitivity test and a seven step test to ensure the fit is correct for the user.
This assessment meets the statutory requirements of the relevant legislation, whether local or UK, and other relevant statutory provisions and approved Codes of Practice.
This assessment is delivered through a combination of tutorials and practical exercises.
The actual face fit testing is held on a one to one basis and can take approximately half an hour.
QUALIFICATIONS / CERTIFICATION
Upon successfully completing the assessment, the employer will be awarded a 4safety certificate, detailing the user and the make and model that they were tested on.
Novice: 1/2 hour per person
Re-certification: 1/2 hour per person
4safety, Home Farm, Rue de Grouville, Grouville, Jersey, JE3 9HP, or at the customer's premises.