Everyone has a different shaped face. Each worker needs to be fit-tested to ensure they are adequately protected., so it stands to reason that a respirator that works for one worker won’t work for the next. With increased evidence of the impact of airborne contaminants on the health of workers, annual respirator fit testing is an requirement for any worker, using a tight-fitting respirator as per AS/NZS 1715:2019. 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.

Respirator Fit Testing

Respirator Fit Testing

Everyone has a different shaped face. Each worker needs to be fit-tested to ensure they are adequately protected., so it stands to reason that a respirator that works for one worker won’t work for the next. With increased evidence of the impact of airborne contaminants on the health of workers, annual respirator fit testing is an requirement for any worker, using a tight-fitting respirator as per AS/NZS 1715:2019. 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.

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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 may lead to fines, improvement or prohibition notices.

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, such as silica, asbestos &asbestos & other hazardous fumes.

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.

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How we perform Fit-Testing

There are two methods of fit-testing that are accepted within the standard.
Depending on the style of respirator AusSafety will preform one of these tests on each type of respirator the worker uses. Where a worker fails a fit test, AusSafety 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 so the respirator can be replaced with the correct model & size. Aussafety provides the employer a comprehensive report showing the list of attendees, the result of their test & the approved respirator.

Certified Fit-Testing You Can Trust

With the regulatory requirement to perform annual fit-testing, our certified 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 prompt & accurate fit-test services. Lost production time is minimized because the logistics are streamlined when you choose AusSafety to provide fit-testing at your location. Don’t delay. Let Aussafety come to you.
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AusSafety can address all these pressing needs when it comes to your Fit testing and Management within your workplace.

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