Face Fit



BHB can provide your face fitting service using the TSI Portacount Face Fit Unit as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive

We can provide your business with a comprehensive service to carry out either on site testing or testing at our premises near templepatrick, Co.Antrim.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is provided by employers to protect employees from exposure to airborne contaminants such as dusts, fumes and vapours in the workplace are you complying with the legislation? 

The approved code of pratice and guidance supporting the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations, The Control of Lead at Work Regulations, The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations and the Lonising Radiation Regulations recommend fit testing to be carried out on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) which incorporate tight fitting face -pieces.

Industries and situations that require face fit testing include: 

Confined Space Entry, 

Breathing Apparatus wearing for, (Escape Sets, Full Duration-Air Line Systems etc)

Fire Brigades 

ERT Teams

Chemical Protective Environments 

Chemical Industry 


Painting and Spraying 

Medical Services and many more.

What is Quantitative Face Fit Testing?

It is a method for checking that the face piece matches the wearers facial features and has a adequate seal. The test provides a numerical measure called the Fit Factor.

Minimum Fit Factors 

This depends on the type of face piece being tested:                                                                                                                                                    

FFP3 (Disposable)                  100                                                     

Half Mask                                100                                                                                            

Full Face Mask                        2000

As well as having the correct size amd shape of mask, donning it correctly os important. In our experience incorrect fitting is one of the major causes of failure.


One of Test @ BHB £65 per person + vat

Half Day £300.00 + vat

Full Day £600.00 + vat

Each test takes approximately 30 minutes to conduct.

Individuals must be clean shaven and refrain from smoking and eating 30 minutes before the test.

You have a duty to protect your workforce, so give us a call.