Face Fit Testing

We can provide a Fit2Fit accredited face fit testing service.

Our technicians carry out face fit tests for clients throughout the UK, either at clients' premises or one of our training or satellite centres in Cheshire, London and the Midlands.


If you wear a mask for work that relies on making a seal with your face then you need a face fit test. 


Face Fit Testing

• Qualitative fit testing
• Quantitative fit testing
• Half day - up to 8 tests
• Full day - up to 16 tests
• Individual tests by appointment
• At our offices or your premises
• Urgent appointments often available


Face Fit Explained

• Downloadable fact sheets
• Information
• FAQ's
• Legal requirements
• Advice on mask choice
• Knowledgeable consultants
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Booking Options

Group Bookings

• At your premises or ours
• Days, nights or weekends
• Discounts available

Call: 01482 611769
Email: services@arcoservices.co.uk

Who should be tested?

All wearers of tight fitting face pieces e.g. filter masks, respirators or compressed air breathing apparatus require a face fit test.

Why wear high performance respiratory protective equipment then compromise the protection given if the mask does not fit the wearer correctly?

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Why do we need it?

To ensure that the protective mask you wear is suitable for your face profile and to maximise protection against harmful airborne substances.

Recent research has shown that around 50% of RPE used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed. The major reason for this is that it simply does not fit! 

What are the legal requirements?

The supporting guidance for COSHH, CLaW and CAR recommends face fit testing as a method of ensuring an adequate face seal.

The HSE may prosecute for not testing unless it can be proven that procedures meet or exceed the face fit testing protocol laid down in HSE guidance, OC 282/28.