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NPORS Face Fit Train the Tester for Construction - Qualitative

Course Overview

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at people who require the knowledge and practical skills needed to enable them to safely operate a Hand Held Cut Off Saw.

Course Information

NPORS Face Fit Train the Tester Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Introduction to Respiratory Protective Equipment and Devices

  • Risk assessing the suitability and adequacy of RPE
  • RPE compliance to British and European standards
  •  Forms and properties of Health Hazards
  • Health hazards within the construction sector
  • RPE Assigned Protection Factors (APF), Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) & the EH40
  • Managerial and Supervisory considerations regarding RPE and testing
  • RPE fit factors and nominal protection factors for tight fitting masks
  • Full and detailed overview of disposable (FFP) masks including correct donning, doffing and pre use seal checks
  • Full and detailed overview of half face masks including correct donning, doffing, pre use seal checks and relevant filters, including particulate, gas and vapour
  • Introduction to Powered Air RPE
  • Comprehensive understanding across all relevant legal Regulations and associated guidance including COSHH, CAR, L5 ACOP, HSG53, INDG 479
  • Introduction to BSIF
  • Detailed understanding of the obligations and considerations needed for Qualitative Face Fit Testing protocols
  • Overview of Quantitative Face Fit Testing and when this may be required or utilised
  • Clear understanding of Face Fit Testing principles, equipment, and records
  • Explanation, demonstration and imitation of Fit Testing methods, best practice and compliance with the INDG 479
  • All learners will partake in practice sessions for Face Fit Testing
  • Fit testing and RPE troubleshooting
  • Pass, fail and record keeping protocols
  • Fit testing – final assessment & theory test

N.B. This course does not award the attendee the ability to deliver a Face Fit Train the Tester course. It ensures they are fully prepared and competent to carryout QLFT Face Fit Testing within the construction sector and raises more awareness and knowledge amongst the workforce.

Assessment

NPORS Theory assessment made up of open questions and multiple choice.

NPORS Practical assessment.

Certification

Traditional NPORS Card

For entrants that wish to apply for the NPORS Traditional Card, there is no requirement to do an NVQ qualification.  If the 'HS&E TESTED Logo' is required on the card, entrants must ensure they have attended and passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the two years prior to application for the card.

New Entrants who wish to Apply for an NPORS/CSCS Card

New entrants to the NPORS Scheme will undertake training / testing in the usual way.

New Entrant – No NVQ Held

Once successfully tested operators who do not hold the requisite NVQ with the units applicable to the category of plant achieved will be issued with a Trained Operator card valid for 2 years from the date they were tested. During the two year period they will be required to register for and achieve the requisite NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the category(s) of plant held on their Trained Operator card.

On successful completion of this process a Competent Operator card will be issued valid for 5 years from the date of application. A CPD record / operator logbook will also be issued.

New Entrant – NVQ Held

Once successfully tested operators who do currently hold the requisite NVQ with the unit credits applicable to the categories of plant held on their NPORS card will be issued with a Competent Operator card valid for 5 years from the date they were tested. Operators in receipt of the Competent Operator card will also be issued with a CPD record / operator logbook. This will be an ongoing record of the operator’s continuous professional development and of their operating hours in the workplace.

Please note that in all cases operators will have to supply proof of having passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch test within the two years prior to application for the card.

NPORS Cards can be requested with an individual expiry on each category, or one expiry date for all categories held.

 

More Details

About NPORS

Established in 1992, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is now one of the UK’s leading Accreditation and Registration Bodies, working across the Construction, Industrial, Utilities, Warehousing and Distribution, Agricultural, Ports and Marine sectors.

NPORS offers flexibility, whilst maintaining standards, both nationally and internationally by working with industry and Accredited Training Providers.

Validating An NPORS Operator Card

The categories on the reverse of the Operator Card can be validated by scanning in the QR code on the front of the card, using the online card checker or by contacting NPORS on 01606 351240.

Course Details

  • Accreditation

    NPORS

  • Course Duration 1 Day
  • Validation Duration

    3 Years

  • Funding

    Funding Available


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Entry Requirements

The NPORS Face Fit Testing course is perfect for those employers who provide a range of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) to employees within the Construction Industry and are or would like to be responsible for carrying out Qualitative Face Fit Testing (QLFT) on tight fitting RPE.

Available Dates

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Tuesday 23 August 2022
1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
From £155.00
Tuesday 20 September 2022
1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
From £155.00
Tuesday 25 October 2022
1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
From £155.00
    Tuesday 22 November 2022
    1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    From £155.00
    Tuesday 20 December 2022
    1 day, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    From £155.00