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20 Minute RPE Face-Fit Test Sessions

£20+VAT & Retest £10+VAT

When Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is used it is vitally important that the face piece fits the wearer correctly. If it doesn’t and leaks it means that the wearer will be inhaling contaminants (dirty air) that will, perhaps both short-term and long-term, affect the wearers health. A major cause of leaking is a poor fit mask, therefore face fit testing is a means of ensuring the RPE fits correctly. Wearers generally will need to be clean shaven for a ‘tight fitting’ respirator to seal against the skin correctly and help prevent dirty air being breathed in.


We are holding a number of Qualitative Face Fit Test (taste solution) sessions at Sunderland to assist those employers and employees meet the legal need of ensuring RPE fits correctly. Tests are by appointment only, as it will take approximately 20 minutes per test. So please ring the office number to a arrange a test. The wearer will need to provide their own half mask respirator for the test and be clean shaven. We can provide a recommendation on what type and manufacturer of RPE needed for wearers to be issued with and wear, if requested.


Test Dates:

Monday 14th August 2017 – 1.00pm onwards at 30 minute intervals

Monday 25th September 2017 – 1.00pm onwards at 30 minute intervals

Wednesday 1st November 2017 – 1.00pm onwards at 30 minute intervals


Breaking News

2 September 2015 CITB CSkills Scheme: End of Grace Period

The CITB has announced the end of the grace period that permitted the renewal of a CSkills certificate, up to 6 months after the expiry of the previous certificate. This grace period will terminate on 31 December 2015, following which there will no longer be a grace period.

Unless prior approval is obtained, it will no longer be possible to renew a certificate that has already expired. Any refresher course must be taken before the expiry date of the corresponding certificate, otherwise, it will be necessary to attend the full qualifying course, again.

Get in touch now, to book your refresher courses before the expiry date of your certificates.

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Free Asbestos Safety Training for Individual Tradespeople

UKATA promotes free asbestos safety training for individual tradespeople in a new campaign

Individual tradespeople running small businesses are to be offered free asbestos safety training that could save their lives, thanks to a new exclusive national campaign being launched by UKATA, the UK Asbestos Training Association.

 As a UKATA member, CASA Safety Training Services is offering 15 free training places on a half day UKATA Asbestos Awareness training course on the morning of the 6 September 2017, at A1 Training, Safe Store, Unit H, Hylton Riverside, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XF. Start time 8.30am prompt, Finish time – latest 12.30pm.

Please ring to register.

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