Before respirator face fit testing is undertaken it is important that you understand what is involved in the process and what needs to happen to ensure that you get the most out of our respirator fit testers time on your site. Read the face fit testing important information below to find out more.
If your employees wear more than 1 type of tight-fitting mask i.e. reusable half mask & full-face mask, then they will need to be tested on each mask type worn. Loose fitting masks do not require a face fit test i.e. powered hoods, helmets etc. as they do not form a seal against the wearers face.
Not every mask will fit every face, we are all different and no two faces are the same, therefore there is a high probability that some tests will fail and this needs to be taken in to account at the time of booking.
If you book 20 face fit tests it does not mean that you will get 20 people all passed in the same session. We will always try our best to achieve as many passes as possible but sometimes the process can involve carrying out multiple tests on one individual to achieve this and of course this all takes time.
A face fit test takes about 20 minutes to complete so that means we can conduct approx. 3 tests per hour on average, so if we have to re-test then this is going to reduce the number of people that we can test significantly.
There is a lot that you can do to help you get the most out of your face fit testing:
We can never guarantee a single pass during face fit testing but we will always strive to get as many positive results as we can in the time available and by following the steps above in our face fit testing important information you will help maximise what can be achieved.