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COVID-19 announcement: Fit testing masks

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing is covered


A policyholder undertaking training should be trained to the standards set by the British Safety Industry Federation and be deemed competent as a fit test tester for RPE.


To provide the necessary protection respiratory protective equipment (RPE) masks need to be fit-tested by a competent person.


Fit testing is an essential part of safe dental practice and it is covered.


The policy allows policyholders to fit-test dental staff in their own and other practices.


The practice owner's BDA Indemnity policy will cover an employee in their own practice to do fit testing. The employee should be trained to the standards set our below. The employee can provide fit testing for the practice's staff only.


Policyholders wishing to become fit testers should be trained to the standards set by the BSIF (British Safety Industry Federation) and be deemed competent as a fit test tester for RPE. They should maintain their competence by regular refresher training and updates and maintain records of training as part of CPD.


  • There is no extra premium payable to be a fit tester
  • There is no requirement to notify us if they become a fit tester subject to the conditions set out in this statement.

As BDA Indemnity provides the certainty of contractual cover members can be sure that they will have the cover they need as an RPE fit tester when providing this essential service to allow members and their teams to work in the practice safely, now and in the future.


Find further information about fit testing in our toolkit .











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See Policy Cover for detailed wording


​To be read in conjunction with the Policy Wording and Policy Summary.