Why Fit Test?
If you have employees that wear tight fitting respirators, either disposable/reusable/half and full face, then it is a requirement to have a “Fit Test” conducted and ensure your employees have optimal protection.
Specifically under “AS/NZS 1715:2009 selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment” it is stated 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 conducted when any close fitting RPE is being worn per the below guidelines.
•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.
•If the wearer will be required to wear a different make, type or size of respirator
Keys Testing Services can provide a fast professional solution - our Quantitative Face Fit Testing is available on-site* throughout Australia.
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