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Mask Fit Testing Melbourne, Qualitative, Quantitative, Face Mask Fit, Test, Fit Testing

RESPIRATOR

FIT TESTING​​

Mask fit testing, fit test courses, consulting and training.

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What Clients Say

Excellent service, friendly staff. Chris was great. Quick and easy.
FitTesting

Quantitative Fit Testing

Fit check training

Donning / doffing training

Respirator use and care training

Cumulative fit test report (for groups)

Individual fit test reports

Online booking system 

Please note: Participants must be clean-shaven.

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$79 PER STUDENT (inc GST)

FROM $89 PER INDIVIDUAL (inc GST)

Discounts Available for Groups

COURSES

All courses are taught by a RESP-FIT accredited fit tester / registered nurse. 

Qualitative
Fit Test Course

Learn how to do qualitative fit testing using the hood and challenge spray method. 

Quantitative
Fit Test Course

Learn how to do quantitative fit testing using the PortaCount 8048 fit test machines.

Respiratory Protective Equipment Course

Learn how to select, use, wear, fit and maintain respiratory protective equipment in line with the AS/NZS 1715 and WorkSafe requirements.

A FEW OF OUR CLIENTS

Fulton Hogan

McConnell Dowell

Stilcon Scaffolding

Fitzgerald Constructions

Level Crossing Removal Project

Southern Program Alliance

Western Program Alliance

WSP Golder

Johnson Matthey

Storm Restoration

Vic Dig

Histopath

Wetspot

Team Global Express

Symal

Pfizer

University of Melbourne

Dorevitch Pathology

Mainmark

AECom

Xtreme Marble

 

Aurrum Aged Care

 

Belvedere Aged Care

 

CTA Group

 

Kirkbrae Aged Care 

Downer Group

Jolliffe Plumbing

TGR Fire

Supercity Concrete

Deakin University

West Gate Tunnel Project

Nilsen Australia

Mainmark

PRODUCTS

Why Fit Testing?

To comply with AS/NZS 1715:2009, anyone required to wear a respirator such as a disposable filtering facepiece (N95/P2), reusable half-face mask or reusable full-face respirator should be fit tested to ensure they achieve an appropriate seal and are adequately protected.

Without fit testing, there’s no way of knowing if the mask is providing its stated level of protection for the wearer. 

If you want peace of mind knowing that you're doing everything you can to keep your employees safe and feel confident knowing you're complying with work health and safety laws, get in touch with us to schedule fit testing right at your workplace or in our office.

New Crystalline Silica Regulations

Silicosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis (irreversible scarring of the lungs), a progressive lung disease caused by breathing in very small particles of silica. Silica is a common mineral found in sand, quartz and many other types of rock. Silicosis mainly affects workers exposed to silica dust in jobs such as the stone benchtop industry, construction and mining. 

Australia has seen a recent surge in silicosis prompting the Commonwealth and states/territories to take action. Victoria enacted the Occupational Health & Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) 2021 to provide for the management of silica in the workplace.

Workers exposed to silica dust who are required to wear respiratory protective equipment must be fit tested. The WorkSafe Victoria website reads: "RPE needs to have at least a P2 filter and be fit tested for each person to ensure a correct fit." 

We provide fit testing right at your workplace so you can rest assured knowing your employees are wearing respiratory protective equipment that fits properly. And you'll have peace of mind knowing you're in line with OHS laws to avoid penalties and fines.

Watch this short video about the impacts of silicosis on 33-year-old Nick Lardieri and this  ABC video about the silicosis crisis in Australia.

 

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What Does
WorkSafe Victoria Say?

All employers, regardless of the industry, must provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and free of risks to health, so far as is reasonably practicable. 

WorkSafe Victoria notes on their website that "Fit testing should be conducted prior to the need to use a respirator so that a suitable respirator can be identified for the wearer. Fit testing is an important part of a respiratory protection program per AS/NZS 1715:2009."

Safe Work Australia also notes that "Workers should pass a respirator fit test before they first start wearing a tight-fitting respirator including disposable respirators and reusable half-face or full-face respirators."

Both qualitative and quantitative fit test methods are acceptable for N95/P2 disposable respirators and half-face respirators. Full-face respirators must be tested using the quantitative fit test method only.

What Does the
National Health and Medical Research Council Say?

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infections in Healthcare 2019 state that for N95/P2 masks to offer maximum protection it is essential that the wearer is properly fitted and trained in the safe use of these masks.

 

The guidelines note that fit testing is a requirement in line with the AS/NZS 1715:2009. Both qualitative and quantitative fit testing methods are valid and approved methods for healthcare and aged care workers wearing N95/P2 respirators.

 

Fit testing not only gives your employees peace of mind knowing that everything is being done to protect their safety, but this additional measure ensures employers are meeting their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 as well as adhering to the NHMRC guidelines.

Mask Fit Testing Melbourne, Qualitative, Quantitative, Face Mask Fit, Test, Fit Testing
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