Face Fit Testing Training Courses in Bury, Manchester.

Face fit testing is required by law to prevent from the inhalation of deadly asbestos fibres.

Last Updated on January 29, 2015 by neilhardy

At Armco we offer Face Fit Testing Training so each participant can suitably test and fit their employees. The course demonstrates the proper use of half masks and RPE’s (respiratory protection equipment), working with non licensed asbestos. Training can take place at out office in Bury, Manchester or at a location suitable to yourselves. 

According to the control of asbestos regulations 2006, Face fit testing is required by law in any role in which you are wearing a mask or any respiratory protective equipment, to protect you against inhaling asbestos or dangerous fibres.

Face Fit Testing ensures that harmful asbestos fibres are not inhaled when coming into contact with asbestos containing materials (ACM’S). Asbestos fibres, if inhaled, can be deadly causing cancer and asbestos related disease such as Mesothelioma which kills around 5000 per year.

The COSHH Approved Code of Practice states the RPE (respiratory protective equipment) must fit the individual adequately, the mask can not leak or it will not offer necessary protection. The mask needs to be tight and correctly fitted to the individual wearer; our Face Fit Testing Training ensures this.

Employers must ensure that whoever carries out the Face Fit Testing is qualified; this Face Fit Testing Training provides that competence. Here at Armco we have over 15 years of experience in performing Face Fit Testing and Face Fit Testing Training, and have tested for over 1000 individuals in the last 3 years.

Face fit re-testing is advised to check that the face piece remains suitable. The testing should be repeated if;

In addition to this Face Fit Testing Training, we also offer Asbestos Awareness and Work with Non-Licensed asbestos training as well as online asbestos awareness training courses. https://www.armcoasbestostraining.co.uk/asbestos-training-news/non-licensed-asbestos-training-course-in-manchester/

For more information about any of the training courses we offer, or if you have any queries or want to book a Face Fit Testing Training course you can contact our office on 0161 761 4424 or get in touch via the contact form on the website. https://www.armcoasbestostraining.co.uk/

Armco also specialise in both Asbestos management surveys and asbestos refurbishment/demolition surveys, bases in Bury, Manchester. We are trained specialists with over 15 years of experience and are passionate about health and safety and keeping you safe! If you require a survey on your building don’t hesitate to contact Armco either by telephone on 0161 763 3727 or via our website https://www.armco.org.uk/.


Published Jan 27, 2015

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