Inhalation is the most common route by which dangerous substances enter the body, and whilst personal respiratory devices are used to protect employees, they will not be offering the anticipated protection if they fail to be fitted correctly.
Respiratory fit testing assesses whether the respirator forms an adequate seal around the face, and checks if the worker is receiving sufficient protection against dusts, mists, fumes, gases, vapours and biological contaminants.
For noise protection, earplugs are considered a suitable control mechanism in a large number of environments. However, without fit testing, it becomes impossible to demonstrate that workers are being fully protected.
Occuhealth fit testing also includes one-on-one training with each individual user in the correct wearing, use, cleaning and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment and hearing protectors, plus completion of all client specific paperwork.
Both our Belmont and Mandurah fit testing offices are open for fit testing services five days a week, and our fully mobile service can be performed at any location including metro, regional, remote, interstate and offshore sites.