Respirator Fit Testing
Best practice for any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to ensure the right fit. Fit testing of respirators and ear plugs is mandatory on a number of sites and across industries. Australian Standards AS/NZ 1715:2009 Selection use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment, recognise this and fit testing is included. Section 2 of the Standard calls for a Respiratory Protection Program and the Fit Tick program builds and supports compliance.
Testing to ensure that the respirators with a tight fitting face piece really do provide the adequate seal on the wearers face, is the key outcome of the Fit Tick Program.
- Each test conducted comes with a computer print out of the test results. On completion of the respiratory fit test a copy is sent to the employer so it can be kept on their employment file.
This card is sent out with completed reports to be given to the employee. The card shows the date of the test and the due date of the next test. These cards are registered on our site so in the event of loss or damage they can be replaced and because we have the records we can be your reminder of what tests are due and when.