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RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING INFORMATION
AS/NZS 1715:2009 selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment states that the proper fitting of respiratory protective equipment requires the use of some type of fit test to determine an adequate match between the facepiece of the RPE and face of the wearer.
A respirator fit test should be adopted as a routine when any close fitting RPE is being worn. A facial fit test should be conducted as per below.
- Before the respirator is issued. This will ensure the choice of respirator is suitable.
- At least annually or whenever there is a change in the wearer's facial characteristics or other features which may affect the facial seal of the respirator. i.e. Excessive weight gain or loss and major dental work.
We are able to provide in house respirator fit testing in QLD, NSW and VIC or onsite respirator fit testing Australia wide. We use the Quantitative method using a TSI portacount respirator fit tester which eliminates the guesswork associated with qualitative fit test methods. Passing a Quantitative fit test proves that the respirator is sized correctly, the person is competent in donning the respirator and the user comfort is assessed.
Upon passing a fit test the person is issued with a fit test report and printed fit test card which states name, ID number, date of test, next test due, mask tested on and the overall fit factor.
We have a wide variety of respirators from disposable, half face and full face and can conduct a fit test using a respirator from all the leading brands. These include: Sundstrom, Scott Safety, 3M, Moldex, Honeywell, ProChoice and all brands of P2 disposables.
The attendee must not eat, smoke, drink coffee or chew gum for at least 1 hour prior to the test being completed. Doing so may lead to excess waiting times.
If you would like to book a respirator fit test please see available time above or give us a call on (07) 3277 3197 / (02) 8103 5017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPIRATORS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE UPON COMPLETION OF RESPIRATOR FIT TEST
For the complete list of respirators available for purchase please click the green button. We can provide respirators for Australian Wide delivery, pick up or in conjunction with a respirator fit test
FACIAL HAIR INFORMATION
Side Burn Length
Beard growth, some hairstyles and other facial features prevent an adequate seal between the wearer's face and the fitting surfaces of a facepiece or mouthpiece.
Bearded persons cannot expect to achieve adequate respiratory protection when wearing a full facepiece or a half facepiece RPE. Accordingly, no one who requires respiratory protection shall wear either a full facepiece or half facepiece RPE over a beard. For hooded options please click here
Stubble growth, depending on its length and stiffness may interfere with proper sealing of a facepiece and it is necessary that male wearers of respirators shave daily