24hr HOTLINE 1300 766 139 Critical Incident Response
Aussafety Workplace Health & Safety ConsultationAussafety Workplace Health & Safety ConsultationAussafety Workplace Health & Safety Consultation
1300 766 139
15 Daintree Drive Redland Bay, QLD 4165

Respirator Fit Testing

One of the benefits of Lung Function ( spirometry ) testing, is that it can detect abnormalities in lung function even when no signs or symptoms of disease are evident. Spirometry can also be used to help establish a medical diagnosis when signs and symptoms of disease are evident.

Onsite Spirometry Testing

Respirator Fit Testing

Everyone has a different face shape, so it stands to reason that a respirator that works for one worker won’t work for the next. With the continual learning of the impact of airborne contaminants on the health of workers, respirator fit testing is an annual requirement for any worker, consultant or contractor who dons a tight-fitting respirator. If you would like to talk to someone about your compliance with respirator fit testing, or would like more information, please call our expert team today on 1300 766 139

Fit-Testing requirements for workers

AS/NZ 1715 requires fit testing to be performed every year for any worker who uses a tight-fitting respirator whilst performing work. This requirement is enforced by inspectors and non-compliance to the standard will lead to fines, suspensions & limitations to work abilities.

Fit-testing must be performed before a worker wears a tight-fitting respirator for the first time, whenever a new model or respirator is used or if there is a change in the facial structure of the worker. Beyond this, regular testing (annually) is required to ensure continual compliance for workers exposed to airborne contaminants, especially silica.

If you are unsure of the risk of airborne contaminants your workers may be exposed to please contact us so we can assist you with your risk assessment.

Aussafety Business Health Check

Be sure that your business meets workplace laws. Use our Business Health Check tool to spot if you’re at risk. It takes less than 10 minutes. And it’s FREE.

Aussafety Business Health Check

Be sure that your business meets workplace laws. Use our Business Health Check tool to spot if you’re at risk. It takes less than 10 minutes. And it’s FREE.

How we perform Fit-Testing

There are two methods of fit-testing that are accepted within the standard.
Depending on the style of respirator we will preform one of these tests on each type of respirator the worker uses. Where a worker fails a fit test, we will trouble shoot with the worker to determine the cause of the failure. This may include:
Following the testing, our technician will provide a Fit-Test card that the worker can keep on their person to present to inspectors to prove compliance. We will also deliver a report showing the list of attendees, the result of their test & the respirator they can fit.

Screening Experience and Certification You Can Trust

With the requirement to perform regular fit-testing, it can be difficult to coordinate many people in many places. Our technicians are based across Australia and can attend your site to perform the fit-testing for workers.

With over 20 years of experience in providing onsite health & hygiene services for our clients Australia wide, you can be sure that our AusSafety technicians will provide accurate fit-test services in a reasonable time frame. The logistics are handled when you choose AusSafety Services to provide fit-testing at your location. Don’t Lose Time, Let Fit Test Come to You, Call Now for a no obligation quote on 1300 766 139

Brochures

View our company service brochure for an easy to read guide on all of the services offer.
Aussafety OH&S Services

Our range of related services

Australasian Safety Services can address all these pressing needs when it comes to your Spirometry Testing and Management within your workplace.

Aussafety OH&S Services

Our range of related services