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Respirator Fit Testing

Best practice for any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is to ensure the right fit. Fit testing of respirators (RPE Respiratory Protective Equipment) 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.

The Fit Tick program not only builds and supports compliance, RPE fit testing or Respiratory Protection Equipment Testing  ensures that masks and respirators fit properly and do provide an adequate seal on the wearers face.

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Respirator Fit Testing PPE/RPE

FitTick provides onsite and in-house respirator and mask fit testing using either our purpose-built mobile testing booth, dedicated testing spaces in our local offices, or pop-up testing facilities which can be set up Australia-wide within 24 hours.

Why is RPE Fit testing necessary?

RPE fit testing is recommended in the Australian Standards (AS/NZ 1715:2009 ) but it also helps to ensure workers are safe and organisational occupational health and safety (OHS) risks are reduced.

Ideally, fit testing should form part of your pre-employment or onboarding process to produce current test results for your employee file.

Ongoing Fit Testing ensures that the RPE provided by the PCBU is the right type and size, is functional and maintained well. It also ensures that PPE is used and adjusted to produce a proper seal between the respirator and the face of the wearer. 

Respirator & Mask Fit Testing for workers in various industries.

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Please get in touch for an individual quote for larger numbers of tests.

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Why FitTick?

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  • Mobile + in-house fit testing facilities
  • Purpose-built mobile testing booth for on-site testing
  • Experienced testing in remote areas
  • Experienced conducting 500+ tests (e.g. mining )
  • Delivers conformance and compliance with current standards
  • Provides a managed approach across whole of site operations
  • Independent testing across all major brands of equipment
  • Low impact of testing on your workflows
  • FitTick card (durable) provided with testing results

FitTick Card

This durable plastic card is sent out to the employer as part of the completed reports.
The card shows the date of the test and the due date of the next test.
FitTick cards are registered on our site. In the event of loss or damage they can be replaced easily. We also use the the test records to remind participants and employers when tests are due.

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Frequently asked Questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions about respirator fit testing.

An RPE fit test assesses if a respirator (for example a mask) is fitted properly to the wearer’s face. It ensures that the RPE  produces a proper seal between the respirator and the face of the wearer.

A Respirator Fit Test should be conducted at least every 2 years or when new equipment is handed out to the wearer.

Yes! We recommend taking the test clean shaved.  Old or not well-maintained respirators might also not provide adequate protection anymore.

Yes, please. If you can’t bring your own mask, we have almost all types and brands available. Please let us know upfront which respirator you need to be tested with. Thanks.

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.

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