About Respirator Fit Test
Respirator fit testing is undertaken to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) has a proper fit to the face, enabling an effective seal from harmful contaminants in the air. RPE provides protection for workplaces that are exposed to unsafe airborne contaminants that include dusts, gases, vapours or fumes above the workplace exposure standards.
Under the AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment, workers are required to be fit tested by qualified personnel before using the RPE. An inappropriate fit can lead to a poor level of protection, which potentially exposes workers to harmful levels of atmospheric contaminants.
There are two types of Respirator Fit Testing: Qualitative and Quantitative. However, due to the limitations of a qualitative fit testing, GCG recommends a quantitative fit testing. The results produced from quantitative fit testing are more accurate, objective and suitable for all half-face respirators and full-face respirators.
Respirator Fit Testing will be undertaken using the Portacount Respirator Fit Testing unit. This unit allows for quantitative fit testing to be undertake on various types of respirators. Prior to testing, employees will be taken though some basic training inclusive of respirator use, donning, fit check, cleaning, storage and disposal. Once the fit test has been performed, GCG will issue a fit-test record for future verification.
Note: Fit test records are only valid one year from the date of test
Services we provide
- In-house Respirator Fit Testing (*Online booking system now available for Perth appointments!)
- Onsite Respirator Fit Testing (Available for large groups)
Why choose GCG?
From a business perspective, GCG recognises the emphasis to run business operations smoothly to ensure companies benefit from continued operations and profit gain. A lack of both safety and hygiene planning at the workplace can ensue challenges around the workflow and possibly allow long-term health effects at your company. This is why the Consultants at GCG take pride in producing quality yet effective work to ensure clients hold a clear advantage – to commence operations as per usual and to keep the issue contained and/or eliminated. The main part of our job is to figure out the clients’ requirements based on size, scope, location, and budget to fully understand what is expected.
GCG’s hygiene consultants are professionals in the industry who are certified with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).