Breathe safely with Face Fit Testing from THSP

THSP, one of the UK’s leading risk management service providers, helps ensure your employees are breathing safely with their on site qualitative Face Fit Testing.

Unfortunately much of the Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) in use today does not offer the user the level of protection that is implied by the manufacturer. This is not due in any way to faults with the equipment, but is simply because people come in all different shapes and sizes and a ‘one size fits all’ approach cannot be taken.

Where RPE is used as a control measure under Health and Safety Legislation it is vital that the selected RPE is adequate and suitable. This means that for many types of RPE a Face Fit Test should be conducted by a competent person. The test will ensure the selected RPE adequately fits the wearer and will provide appropriate protection.

THSP’s qualitative Face Fit Testing service ensures that you, as an employer, are meeting and fulfilling the requirements as laid out in the Health & Safety Executive’s guidance note HSE 282/28 and are not subject to any action under the current HSE Fees for Intervention scheme in regard to the provision of RPE to staff.

Carried out on site by one of THSP’s specialist consultants the qualitative Face Fit Testing procedure only takes between 20 to 30 minutes per person to complete. Using the employees’ own masks the consultant will give advice on how to check the masks are working properly before use and how to identify broken parts. The test also provides information on the limitations of the masks.


To book qualitative Face Fit Testing for your employees call THSP today on 08456 122 144 or email

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