FIT2FIT ACCREDITED TRAINER
We are currently offering training sessions at £200 + VAT per person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The next available sessions are: PENDING DATES
The AM sessions are expected to run from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
The PM sessions are expected to run from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
All equipment and PPE for the purpose of the course will be provided at the session. If you’d like to bring your own PPE also however then you may.
Strict 2m social distancing will be enforced.
Please make sure to print out and bring your official ticket with you to the session. The ticket must be in the attendees name and must contain the correct contact details for that attendee.
Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham, Wetherby (Near Leeds), West Yorkshire, LS23 6LP
Venue Telephone Number: 01937 541111
Refund Policy / Booking Alterations
Please note that once payment has been made it is now non refundable unless the session is cancelled by ourselves. When you receive your official ticket it will state the session which you are to attend. These session allocations are made based on the preference you provide us. If you do not provide us with a preference then you will be allocated a session based on what we deem to be the best session available for you. If you’d like to request an alteration to your booking then you may either request a name change or a session change. Booking alterations will be reviewed on a case by case basis. We reserve the right to refuse any booking, name change request or session change request.
Covid-19 Contact Tracing
Due to Covid-19 we must have a record of the personal contact details of each attendee. These contact details will be kept for a period of time by ourselves and the venue and then destroyed. They will not be used for marketing purposes. The information that you must provide us with for each attendee in order to attend the session is: Full Name, Personal Mobile Number, Personal Email Address. We can’t accept generic or work contact details. All attendees must be easily and quickly contactable for a period of time after their attendance of the session.
Where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can’t protect the wearer if it leaks. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to be effective.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE facepiece will fit everyone. Fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is suitable for the wearer.
For more detailed information on fit testing RPE, read the HSE publication Guidance on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing INDG479
What you need to do
The best time to do fit testing is at the initial selection stage, when individual users can be given a choice of adequate models of RPE. You should ensure that the make, model, type and size of facepiece that they wore when they had their successful fit test is made available for their use. If an employee wears more than one type of tight-fitting facepiece, then each type of facepiece should be fit tested.
How to do it
RPE fit testing should be conducted by a competent person – you should take steps to ensure that person who carries out the fit test is appropriately trained, qualified and experienced, and is provided with appropriate information to undertake each particular task.
A note on facial hair
Many masks rely on a good seal against the face so that, when you breathe air in, it is drawn into the filter material where the air is cleaned. If there are any gaps around the edges of the mask, ‘dirty’ air will pass through these gaps and into your lungs. It is therefore very important that you put your mask on correctly and check for a good fit every time.
Facial hair – stubble and beards – make it impossible to get a good seal of the mask to the face.
If you are clean-shaven when wearing tight-fitting masks (ie those which rely on a good seal to the face), this will help prevent leakage of contaminated air around the edges of the mask and into your lungs. You will therefore be breathing in clean air, which will help you stay healthy.
If there are good reasons for having a beard (eg for religious reasons), alternative forms of RPE, that do not rely on a tight fit to the face, are available.
Ref: HSE Website