TRAINING AND EDUCATION

At NI RPE, we understand the importance of training and education in every environment and with this in mind, we have several training packages available to support your business.

NI RPE Fit2Fit Approved Fit Tester Training Course

Our Train the Tester Quantitative – Ambient Particle Count course is ‘Fit2Fit Approved’, which means that the content has been assessed to include all aspects of the health and safety executive’s face fitting guidance and protocols. Training courses are Conducted by experienced, competent Fit2Fit Accredited face fit testers.

NI RPE fully Certified CPD training courses

We offer fully Certified CPD training courses, demonstrations, awareness
sessions and consultancy locally for your business.
The Course Variations available are listed below: Quantitative Single Use training for New Fit Testers course
Quantitative Single Use training for Experienced Fit Testers course
Don and doffing sessions
Product demonstrations
Portacount set up sessions
Bespoke RPE guidance and support fit testers

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WHERE CAN I BUY/HIRE THE EQUIPMENT FOLLOWING MY TRAINING?

We work closely with TSI and can provide you with prices for the purchase of the PortaCount machine and associated items. We also have a fleet of new machines available to hire. Please contact us for prices and more information

WHAT MASKS CAN BE TESTED USING THE QUANTITATIVE METHOD?

All types of tight fitting respiratory protection can be fit tested using this method. For FFP1 and FFP2 type masks you will need a PortaCount machine with N95 technology. Further information in relation to this will be explained as part of the training.

IS THE COURSE FIT2FIT APPROVED?

Yes. We are proud to be the first company in Northern Ireland to hold Fit2Fit approval for this course. Fit2Fit are the only body in the UK who will rubber stamp competency in fit testing. The Fit2Fit standard is the gold standard and should provide you with the confidence that we are at the top of our game in this field. https://www.fit2fit.org

WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION?

A certificate will be emailed after the event (usually within 48 hours), it will expire 2 years from the date of issue.

WHAT WILL WE LEARN ABOUT?

Our course is designed to provide delegates with an all-round knowledge of respiratory protection and face fit testing. The morning session will include an in depth look at the different types of RPE available, how they work, different types of filtering media, and a practical sessions covering demonstrations of PortaCount adapter probing, inspection of various types of respirators. The afternoon is mainly practical – where our trainer will take you through the equipment associated with this type of testing and demonstrate a fit test to Fit2Fit standards. You will then be required, in pairs to carry out a fit test on each other under instruction from our trainer.

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO PROVIDE?

We will need a training room with enough space to maintain social distancing. If it is more convenient you can come to our training room in Newtownards, County Down. Power, lighting, handwashing facilities and seating for delegates is necessary. A screen for presenting is necessary.

WHAT WILL NIRPE PROVIDE?

As part of the training we will provide enough equipment including Portacount fit test machines and their associated items. The course will be delivered by our in-house trainers who are experienced and Fit2Fit accredited in this method of testing. We will also provide a selection of masks including disposable, reusable half and full face masks. These will be used as part of our practical sessions.