About Hearing Protection Fit Test
Hearing protection fit testing is undertaken to ensure the hearing protective equipment (HPE) is appropriate for the worker and the type of work involved. The selection of hearing protection should be in compliance with the requirements of AS/NZS 1270 Acoustics – Hearing protectors. A proper fit of the HPE enables an adequate seal from a noisy environment. HPE provides protection for workers that are potentially exposed to excessive noise levels.
Under the AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Occupational noise management “the fitting of a suitable hearing protector should be undertaken by an appropriately trained person with substantial knowledge of hearing protection”. An inappropriate fit can lead to a poor level of protection, compromising the effectiveness of the protective gear and potentially exposing workers to harmful levels of noise.
Hearing Protection Fit Testing for ear plugs will be undertaken using the FitCheck Solo™. Prior to testing, employees will be taken through some basic training inclusive of hearing protection use, fitting, fit check, cleaning, storage and disposal.
Should a test fail, re-testing will be undertaken following additional information and training by GCG. This may include the use of an alternate type of hearing protection.
Note: Fit test records are only valid one year from the date of test
Services we provide
- In-house Hearing Protection Fit Testing
- Onsite Hearing Protection Fit Testing (Available for large groups)
- Earplug Fit Testing
Perth Fit Tests are undertaken at: Level 12, 99 St Georges Terrace St, Perth WA 6000. Tel: 08 9325 2784.send an enquiry or call us at 1300 424 474. Schedule Appointment