Fit Mask Testing of Respiratory Protective Equipment
Fit Mask Testing Near Me

Eva and Associates specialize in mask fit testing, ensuring that both healthcare and construction professionals have the best protection against biological or particulate contaminants, including threats like COVID-19 and asbestos.

Fit Mask Testing Near Me – Location is 67 Atherton Rd, Oakleigh VIC 3166 – click here to view on google maps

At our specialized fit mask testing center, we offer convenient fit mask testing sessions, either on-location or at our dedicated Oakleigh office. For larger organizations, our extended fit mask testing solutions ensure comprehensive coverage.

Every fit mask testing procedure we conduct strictly adheres to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009, which focuses on the selection, use, and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment. In addition, our fit mask testing aligns with ISO 16975-3 guidelines on fit-test procedures and the RESP-FIT syllabus. This syllabus is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, further emphasizing the quality of our fit mask testing services.

All our fit mask testing professionals are either RESP-FIT accredited or are actively undergoing the accreditation process to ensure top-tier fit mask testing for our clients.

Ensure the safety of your workforce through Eva & Associates’ mask fit test services, tailored specifically for industrial workers.

We take pride in being recognized as a Preferred Fit Test Service Provider by the renowned 3M PPE Mask Fit Test program.

Reach out to us to discover if you qualify for a subsidised mask fit test.

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Mask Fit Test

Mask fit test evaluates the quality of the seal between the mask and the user’s face. This test is mandatory for all snug-fitting masks, which include:

  • Disposable half-face masks
  • Reusable half-face masks
  • Reusable full-face masks
  • Snug-fitting powered air purifying respirators (PAPR)

Two primary methods of fit test align with AS/NZS1715:2009 standards regarding the selection, use, and maintenance of respiratory protective gear: Qualitative and Quantitative. For our purposes, we will conduct Quantitative mask fit test.

Mask Fit Test: Quantitative Method

This method employs advanced particle counting tools to gauge air leakage into the mask. Essentially, it assesses particle concentration outside the mask and contrasts this to the particle concentration inside the face piece. The resulting ratio produces a fit factor, which indicates if a proper fit has been achieved. This testing approach is suitable for half-face masks, full-face masks, and PAPRs.

For both the qualitative and quantitative testing techniques, participants are guided through simple actions such as turning their head side to side, tilting it up and down, and speaking. These activities mimic common workplace movements to ensure the mask remains secure during everyday tasks.

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Mask Fit Test: Quantitative vs. Qualitative

Quantitative mask fit test results offer a more objective perspective than qualitative ones, primarily because qualitative assessments rely heavily on the participant’s sense of smell for a pass/fail judgment. This reliance can potentially lead to inaccuracies, allowing for a false pass in the qualitative fit test and possibly compromising worker safety.

According to AS 1715:2009, mask fit test needs to be executed by someone competent, whether it’s an in-house individual, manufacturer, supplier, or consultant. Fit testing should be conducted:

  • Annually;
  • Prior to wearing a snug-fitting respirator for the first instance;
  • Each time a different brand or design of the respirator is provided;
  • Anytime there’s a significant alteration in the wearer’s facial appearance or features that might affect the mask’s seal, such as notable weight fluctuations.

It’s crucial to highlight that facial hair interfering with the seal area of a snug-fitting mask can compromise its effectiveness. For males, fit testing should be done when they are either clean-shaven or have ensured there’s no hair obstructing the mask’s fitting surfaces against the face.

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