Face Fit Testing Manchester

Face Fit Testing Manchester

Are you looking for face fit testing in Manchester?

The approved code of practice for the Control of asbestos regulations 2012 recommend face fit testing of all respiratory protective equipment.

The performance of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) with a tight-fitting face piece depends on a good contact between the wearers skin and the face seal of the mask, according to The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2002.

The COSHH Approved Code of Practice says that employers should ensure that the selected face piece is of the right size and can correctly fit each wearer.

For a tight-fitting face piece, the initial selection should include fit testing to ensure the wearer has the most suitable respirator.

Also, employers must ensure that whoever carries out the fit testing is competent to do so.

Why choose us for face fit testing?

We have over 15 years of experience of working with asbestos and have performed face fit testing in Manchester for over 1000 individuals in the last 3 years.

Armco Asbestos Training are Fit2Fit Accredited.

So if you need face fit testing in Manchester, you’re in our experienced and capable hands.

We charge £35 per person for a face fit test and can fit test up to a maximum of 20 people on any one day.

Armco Asbestos face fit training - Face Fit Test Instructions
Armco perform face fit testing in and around Manchester

When is face fit testing required?

Face fit testing is required where RPE is used as a safety measure. Face fit testing should be repeated if the wearer:

Once a user has passed a face fit test for a particular face piece, they can wear other face pieces of the same make, model, type and size.

However, if they need to use a different make, model, type of size then that face piece will also need to be face fit tested.

Re-testing is recommended to check that the face piece remains suitable and that the wearer is taking care to wear and remove the mask correctly.

A one year retest is suggested for work with asbestos.

We also provide a training course called Face Fit train the Tester for individuals who are required to train others on how to wear RPE correctly.

Face fit train the tester - fit 2 fit accreditation
Armco are fit2fit accredited

Get in touch

For more information about face fit testing in Manchester or to enquire about one of our asbestos training courses, please contact us on 0161 761 4424 or complete the contact form on this page and one of our team will contact you shortly.

Or perhaps you need an asbestos survey? Whether you need an asbestos management survey, or a refurbishment demolition survey, contact us on 0161 763 3727 or by visiting our asbestos surveys website armco.org.uk


As well as face fit testing Manchester, we also offer asbestos awareness training and a number of online training courses covering health and safety in the workplace. For more details on these courses, please click here.

Latest News...
May 21, 2024Last Updated on May 26, 2024 by jamesjacobs Asbestos, a naturally occurring group of minerals known for its fire-resistant properties, was once widely used in construction materials across the UK. However, due to the severe health risks associated with asbestos exposure, its use was banned in 1999. Yet, the legacy of asbestos remains, posing a […] [...] Read more...
March 14, 2024Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by max Asbestos, a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals, was once hailed for its versatility and used extensively in the construction industry for its fire-resistant and insulating properties. However, it has since been revealed that asbestos poses significant health risks, primarily causing lung diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma, […] [...] Read more...
December 14, 2023Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Dan The dangers of asbestos are well known, especially the removal of asbestos from buildings. The risk of causing diseases like lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma from inhaling asbestos dust remains high. Different methods are in use for removing asbestos to safeguard everyone. But are there newer and […] [...] Read more...
October 31, 2023Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Dan In the realm of asbestos management, nothing can replace the value of practical hands-on training. The unique challenges posed by this hazardous material necessitate a robust and practical training approach to ensure the safety and efficiency of all asbestos management activities. This article explores the profound impact […] [...] Read more...
October 31, 2023Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by dagan2021 Asbestos, a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals, was once widely used in the construction industry due to its insulating properties and resistance to fire. However, by the late 20th century, its deleterious health effects were undeniable, leading to its ban in many countries including the UK. […] [...] Read more...
September 25, 2023Last Updated on September 25, 2023 by Dan Welcome to Armco Asbestos Training, a leading asbestos awareness and management training provider in the UK. Our mission is to help individuals and organisations understand the dangers of asbestos and how to manage asbestos disposal and asbestos waste safely. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous […] [...] Read more...

Get in touch
  1. <p> <label> <input type="checkbox" name="mc4wp-subscribe" value="1" /> Subscribe to our newsletter. </label> </p>