Keenan Recruitment is delighted to announce an exclusive recruitment partnership with NIRPE to supply RPE Fit Testers throughout Northern Ireland

Protecting our Healthcare Professionals has always been central to the work undertaken by Northern Ireland Respiratory Protective Equipment (NIRPE). As part of their continued growth and expansion they are extending the capacity of fit testing services following the Quantitative APC Method.

Business Manager at Keenan Recruitment Laura-Lee Quigley, who is leading the recruitment campaign with NIRPE said, “I have really enjoyed working with the Team at NIRPE to develop this recruitment campaign and understand extensive training and learning required to become an accredited tester, celebrating the impressive achievement of Orla and Shauna becoming Northern Ireland’s first two female Fit2Fit accredited testers.”

RPE Fit Testers provide a vital service to our Healthcare Professionals ensuring that their RPE equipment matches the wearers facial features and seals adequately to their face. It will also help identify unsuitable face pieces that should not be used. Our RPE Fit Testers are not only knowledgeable but are warm and friendly providing reassurance and support, giving professionals confidence that they can continue providing the best possible patient care.  Testers are responsible for accurately recording RPE data, maintenance and management of the equipment used for testing.

Keenan Recruitment Managing Director Aideen Duggan said, “This is a very exciting time for us at Keenan. We share the ethos and values of NIRPE of ensuring the well-being and safety of all staff working on the front-line throughout Northern Ireland. To partner with such an innovative and proactive firm, who will certify as FIT Testers via CPD is a fantastic opportunity for any professional wanting to give back to our community.”

Orla Ryan RPE and Fit2fit Accredited Specialist said, “We believe this is an excellent opportunity for NIRPE to grow our team with the support and expertise of Keenan Recruitment”

If you require qualified RPE FIT Face testers in your area, please contact Orla Ryan at NIRPE

T: +44(0)2891828075  or E:

Keenan Recruitment are currently recruiting for RPE Fit Testers offering full or part time contracts throughout Northern Ireland.

Competitive Salary.  Full training, induction and CPD certification and ongoing support provided.

To apply you should please forward your CV outlining how you meet the following criteria to :

  • 2 years paid experience within a Healthcare Setting
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety within a healthcare setting
  • Data Management experience
  • Management and Maintenance of Medical/Healthcare equipment
  • Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car

As part of shortlisting we would also like to know what personal qualities you feel would make you an excellent RPE Fit Tester.  You can submit a short cover letter or video message.

Successful candidates will be invited for informal telephone screening and followed by an interview.   Further information and full job description available on request.