Welcome to Simpleducks


PPE Face Fit Testing

We are fit2fit Accredited for both Quantitative (Portacount) & Qualitative (Taste Test) face fit testing:

Our testers are trained, competent as per HSE document INDG 479 and accredited for both quantitative (APC portacount) & qualitative (taste test) respirator tests. We can test all types of tight fitting respiratory protective equipment:  Full mask respirators, SCBA, reusable half masks, disposable masks etc.

There are two types of test method, quantitative and qualitative.  Both are valid and approved methods for testing and each method has its uses and limitations.

Where RPE is used as a control measure under Health and Safety Legislation, it is vital that the selected RPE is suitable (i.e. for the individual) and adequate (i.e. for the hazard it is guarding against). 

To ensure the RPE fits correctly a face fit test can be performed.

Simpleducks are a London-based Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy trusted by many Clients, Principal Contractors and Trade Contractors operating within London and the surrounding areas. The face fit testing is specific to each person and includes:

  • A sensitivity test
  • The fit test (20-30 mins per test)
  • Advice how to do:
    • Check the mask is working properly before use
    • Identify worn or broken parts
    • Check the mask still fits
    • Information on the limitations of the mask to be used

All types of RPE should be tested, our Face Fit Testing Service is suitable for Filter Face Pieces (FFP) and Half Masks using a Qualitative method.

Simpleducks provides face fit testing conducted in line with the standards expected in the HSE Operational Circular No 282/28: Fit Testing of Respiratory Protective Equipment Face pieces.

We come to your site to do the face fit test and a report is produced for each person tested.

Please note: You need to provide your own masks. The correct mask for the job will need to be provided prior to the test and it is the company’s responsibility to ensure each operative brings their own mask and is clean-shaven.

Simpleducks – empowering your business to go further.

Call us on 02089988825 or email: [email protected]

Garet was really enthusiastic, fun and a professional tutor. The course was extremely useful and was probably one of the best training courses I have ever had in 37 years! Well done, you made the course easy to understand and the exercises were very inclusive. Everyone agreed afterwards that they’d really enjoyed the course and learnt something useful.

Stephen Binks

Engineer at Control Design and Development

Simpleducks continues to provide Superior Quality Health & Safety Advice together with relevent Information and good Management practices and have been pivital in promoting Safety & Health within the Company. I strongly recommend the Services provided by Simpbleducks Safety.

Richard Bourke

Managing Director at Independent Lift Services Ltd.

Simpleducks is a versatile and professional organisation who apply their services to its fullest capability. I would wholeheartedly recommend this company for any associated HSE development or training you may be considering, top notch blokes who gets things done.

Dave Ramrekha

Creative Director at VIA Creative

I attended the SPA Core Day and Petrol Retail Course in March 2017 delivered by Simpleducks in London. 5 Stars for the course! Garet the trainer delivered it very well and I have gained greater knowledge in carrying out my work safely in Petrol Stations Forecourts. It was also great to know that

Jeremy Payne

Systems Installation Engineer at Link Integrated Security Solutions Ltd

Simpleducks have worked for me on several contracts and their professionalism has always shone through to achieve the required results. I would highly recommend this company at all times to anyone who needs high-quality and detailed workmanship in such a specialist field.

Charlie Bevan

Senior Construction Manager at Mace Group

Excellent course! Managed to learn a large amount of information in a small period of time. Clearly structured, very good teaching, and lots of opportunities to tailor to your own needs and questions. Would strongly recommend.

Peter Silenti

Line Engineer at Holchem

Simpleducks have provided us with essential site safety support, advice and guidance. They take a professional approach to safety and environment, taking into account and truely understanding the challenges of a fast paced fit-out environment, but always ensuring legal compliance through collaborative solutions to the risks encountered. Simpleducks have represented us at various pre-start meetings and worked on projects such as UBS, Google, Tate Modern, Houses of Parliament.

Mark Roxburgh

Director at C&C Catering

Simpleducks delivered the 2 day UKPIA SPA Petrol Retail Course. Very informative course, straight talking one on one training in a pleasant venue. Thoroughly recommended!

Trevor John Andrew

Director at TJA Building Services Ltd.

Simpleducks delivered the 2-day SPA Food & Drink Course. An excellently presented course over 2 days. Thanks to Garet for his ‘tea’ and his knowledge. Would highly recommend it.

Ben Davey

Trainee HVAC Engineer at Nationwide Air Conditioning.

Simpleducks delivered the 2-day SPA Food & Drink Course. Precise knowledgable training, full of information. In fact, it would be difficult to improve on!

Dave Watson

Engineer at Intelect