Respiratory Fit Testing

did you know?

We also do Quantitative RPE Fit Tests!


Our Respirator fit testing uses Accufit 9000 equipment to measure how much air is leaking from a respirator when an individual wears it. This approach enables us to use an objective quantitative method to assess whether the respirator provides an adequate face seal and the required protection.


how it works

Rather than depending upon a person’s chemical sensitivity or cooperation, a quantitative fit test measures actual fit and determines if the mask has achieved an adequate face seal.


Our fit test measures fit while the user simultaneously performs a series of moving, breathing, and talking exercises. This approach simulates the movements made in the workplace.


Our clients receive clear evidence and documentation as a result of a quantitative respirator fit test. We can provide fit test results for each employee, ensuring our clients maintain compliance with the national standard.

Frequently asked questions

Got a few questions? That’s okay, we’ve tried to cover as much as we can below but if you have any other questions be sure to Get In Touch with us – we’d be happy to help with your enquiry.

Why does my business require respiratory fit testing?

Fit testing will determine if your respiratory face mask is providing the protection you need to stay safe.

The Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715 S2(2.6) requires Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) users with a close-fitting facepiece to carry out a suitable fit test at least once per year.

Some reasons that a quantitative fit test could fail?
  1. Size: Incorrect size mask for the wearer
  2. Age: Masks will deteriorate over time and require periodic replacement
  3. Condition: Poor storage, incorrect donning/doffing technique, and lack of maintenance may lead to premature aging
  4. Strap tension: Uneven strap tension or over-tightening may cause a poor seal or slippage of the mask on the wearer
  5. Facial features of the wearer: Bone structure or facial hair can cause leakage around the seal.