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Fit Testing each model of respirator in your workplace is important to ensure each face-piece provides the correct level of protection with very minimal risk of contaminant leakage. This test meets the AS/NZS1715 and the ACOP​ requirements.

To best protect your staff’s health and wellbeing, ensure your workplace respirators are providing the best level of protection for your staff.

MediTrain’s Respirator Fit Testing tests the fit of the half face respirator (disposable or reusable) as required by both:

  • Standards New Zealand - AS/NZS 1715:2009 on the selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment. Click here for a link, and
  • Worksafe NZ’s Approved Code of Practice: Management and Removal of Asbestos. Click here for a copy).

These tests should be conducted annually (as a minimum).  As an employer, our Respirator Fit Tests enable you to meet your health and safety requirements and protect your business.

This course will guide you through your health and safety responsibilities, including an overview on what equates to taking all practicable steps to ensure the safety of workers, providing the correct personal protective clothing and equipment and managing risks, as well as providing supervision and appropriate health and safety training.

Training gives your team the confidence that they are can handle health and safety in the workplace.

What to expect

Our consultant will first provide a medical questionnaire to identify the suitability of your employees to participate in the respirator fit testing. Once an employee has been qualified, our consultant will review their current half face or disposable respirator functionality.

The consultant will then conduct sensitivity testing to ensure the employee can detect the odour solution.  Following this, we will conduct qualitative fit tests which are a series of exercises designed to simulate working conditions and identify whether a suitable fit is obtained and maintained.

Once the test has been completed, MediTrainwill issue a certificate for each person and respirator tested indicating whether the result was a pass, fail, or additional quantitative testing is recommended.

Contact us to book respirator fit testing.

Why complete a Fit Test?

To ensure the mask is working correctly.  Not all models work for everyone. We check to see if the mask is a good fit for each individual.

Use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices is a requirement of the AS/NZS1715.

To ensure correct fitting of respiratory protective equipment so that the facepiece and the respiratory protective equipment fit the face of the wearer.

Respirator Fit Testing Benefits

• Individual one-on-one assessments

• Onsite testing

• 30 mins max per assessment

• Quality reporting

• Tests conducted by health professionals

Key Information

Duration: Maximum of 30 minutes per participant

Minimum Attendees: 8

Training available in your own workplace

Price:

$85 (incl. GST) per person