Respirator fit testing

Respirator Fit Testing

A respirator fit test also known as facial fit testing or mask fit testing assesses whether a respiratory protective device (RPD) forms an adequate seal around the wearer’s face and checks if the worker is receiving sufficient protection against dusts, mists, fumes, gases, vapours and biological contaminants.

In accordance with AS/NZS1715 fit testing shall be carried out for all users of tight fitting respiratory protection equipment prior to use. Further testing should be performed at least annually. Any facial hair lying between an individual’s skin and the sealing surface of a RPE facepiece will prevent a good seal. Occuhealth requires that persons with facial hair comply with Appendix B (AS/NZS1715:2009) prior to being fit tested.

Respirator & Earplug Fit Testing
Our specially trained respirator fit testers perform all fit testing in accordance with the RESP-FIT guidelines. Respirator Fit tests are conducted using a PortaCount (CNC) machine which performs the quantitative fit testing method. All fit test bookings include one-on-one training with each individual user in the correct wearing, use, cleaning and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

Both our Belmont and Mandurah fit testing offices are open for respirator and earplug fit testing services five days a week, and our fully mobile fit testing service can be performed at any location including metro, regional, remote, interstate and offshore sites.

Respirator & Earplug Fit Testing


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