Face Fit Testing

Wrongly fitted face masks can be fatal to the user.

A face fit test is a simple test which checks whether a person’s mask fits their face shape and size.

According to guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, tight-fitting respirators (including disposable FFP3 masks and reusable half masks) rely on having a good seal with the wearer’s face in order to be fully effective. A face fit test should be carried out to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can protect the wearer. Guidance for COSHH, CLaW and CAW also recommends face fit testing as a method of ensuring an adequate face seal.

When worn correctly RPE should protect the wearer from airborne hazards, including those presented by contagious diseases.  Recent research has shown that around 50% of RPE does not offer the wearer an adequate level of protection due to an incorrect fit.

Ensure your workforce are adequately protected by providing them with our face fit testing service.  

Our highly trained and accredited technicians can attend to your workplace and conduct full face fit testing to your entire work force, ensuring they are fully protected and prepared from all airborne hazards. All members of our team are fully competent in Qualitative and Quantitative face fit testing.

In any industry where respiratory equipment is utilized, our technicians can assist. From healthcare to the energy services industries, we can help protect your workforce and normal business operations.

In accordance with recent guidance from the Health and Safety Executive relating to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), our face fit testers follow government advice on social distancing and full PPE is also worn to reduce the risk of transmission.

Protecting your workforce from the impact of working in hazardous environments is our number one priority.

For further information regarding our face fit testing, please contact info@sabresafety.com, or call +44 (0)1382 214 981.

In any industry where respiratory equipment is utilized, our technicians can assist. From healthcare to the energy services industries, we can help protect your workforce and normal business operations.