Respirator Face Fit Testing Service

Did you know? Respiratory masks only work effectively if they fit in a way that creates a tight seal. Properly fitting face masks force air to be drawn through the fabric of the mask. Poorly fitting masks draw air through the gaps around the side, leaving your crew at risk. One size doesn't fit all but we have the solution for you - Respirator Face Fit Testing.

No matter the industry: medical, construction, manufacturing, or industrial, workplace fit testing will help your team's respiratory personal protection (RPE) do its job, so they can do theirs, safely.

Our fit testing service can be delivered on-site for minimal downtime Brisbane | Bundaberg 

Benefits of Fit Testing

  • Ensures complete seal with the face - Disposable or Reusable respirators can be tested
  • Supports training in how to properly wear respirators -  Identifies whether certain respirators are meeting an adequate level of protection

Be assured, our tests are conducted to include personal protective equipment (PPE) each member of your crew use in conjunction with the respirator - ear muffs, safety goggles or prescription glasses, and so forth. Quantitative and Qualitative Face Fit Testing available - a type of testing is usually based on legislative standards, type of respirators, and hazardous particle exposure.

What is the difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Face Fit Testing?

Quantitative Face Fit Testing

Quantitative fit testing is for any full face and/or tight-fitting respirator. Portacount is an instrument used for measuring the leakage around the face seal of the respirator. This machine provides a numerical value called a fit factor. This number provides an indication as to whether the chosen respirator provides adequate protection for the individual. Quantitative fit testing is considered the gold standard for workers exposed to hazardous particles in the workplace.

Qualitative Face Fit Testing

Qualitative face fit testing is used for workers required to wear half-mask respirators, disposable paper masks, or respirators to cover the nose and mouth. Qualitative fit testing works by detecting leakage of the respirator using your sense of taste and/or smell. It is a pass or fails method that relies heavily on the subjective reports of the individual. 

If you would like to know more or book an appointment at our site or yours, contact us today!

 Our team service: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, and more.

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