After completing our Face Fit Testing training course successful participants will receive a certificate of completion for Quantitative Face Fit Testing .
Please note this is non-accredited training as there is current no nationally recognised training package for face fit testing. We are however an approved Respiratory Fit Testing Training provider for Coal Services NSW, and are seeking approval to become an approved fit test provider through Resp Fit.
Please note we do not conduct qualitative fit test training- as qualitative testing is not entirely reliable ( see Clause 8.5.2 AS/NZS 1715:2009)- we only conduct quantitative fit test training.
Please note- establishing fit testing in house is only a financially viable option if you have a large number of employees, or a high turnover of staff, if you are a small to medium business it may be more cost effective to engage Pro Safety and Training to conduct fit testing, we offer very competitive pricing on group fit testing.
Pro Safety and Training can provide Quantitative Face Fit Test training at your facilities anywhere in Australia, or at our office in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
Contact Sebastian Rasche directly on 0412 889 317 or email [email protected] for an obligation free quote, or for discussion on what is required to establish in house quantitative face fit testing.
Face Fit Testing is conducted through the use of quantitative testing equipment.
A thorough understanding of technical equipment knowledge, and a detailed understanding of respiratory protective equipment is required to accurately fit test workers.
Our tailored training gives you the confidence so that you can use the equipment and software associated with quantitative fit testing.
Our Face Fit Test Training includes the following:
There is no nationally recognised training available for the use of quantitative fit test equipment, however the manufacturer of the equipment (TSI) recommends training in respiratory protection, respirators, and fit testing by a consultant and this training is to be a one, two or three day course.
We have built this course specifically based of the manufacturer specifications for the equipment, consultation with industry, our own experiences with fit testing over 5 years of conducting testing and then aligned the training with the following standards:
Allow 10 hours and pre course work.
Establishing Fit Testing in house after completing this training is a straight forward process which can be split into 5 categories- resources, procedure, administration, data management and audit.
You will need to purchase the following:
You will need to form the following procedures:
By testing in line with a well written procedure you ensure your testing is conducted to protocol, is legitimate and ensures your client gets the best outcome possible. There is currently no statutory legislation on fit test providers so it is critical that testing is completed in line with recognised standards and this can be demonstrated.
In terms of client consultation you will need to conduct the following consultation:
You will need to ensure you manage data appropriately so that you can easily:
Your fit testing program and policies and procedures need to be able to be audited, to show compliance with the protocol and to demonstrate that your organisation is a reliable testing provider. This can be achieved by exporting and keeping records of:
Some managers may think in house testing is difficult however it is purely a new process that requires planning, consultation and implementation. For an in depth discussion on establishing quantitative face fit testing please contact us today.