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Respirator Fit Testing

We offer quantitative respirator fit testing to ensure your workers who are required to wear tight-fitting respirators are receiving the required level of protection.  Benefit from face respirator fit testing that’s fast & dependable.

Our Respirator Fit Testing Service

Cost Effective, Convenient & Efficient Fit Testing

Our quantitative respirator fit testing service helps ensure that your workers respiratory protection is providing the required level of protection.

We pride ourselves on integrating with our clients’ schedules by testing during times that suit you at our office or on site.

Face fit testing can often be scheduled to occur when one of our consultants are onsite conducting other Hygiene related activities or on a campaign basis to conduct bulk sampling.

Our Respirator Fit Testing Services Includes:

  • Rigorously trained consultants holding the requisite competencies to undertake your monitoring
  • Consultants with a thorough understanding of the relevant Australian and industry specific standards by which testing must be conducted
  • We only use fit for purpose equipment, appropriately calibrated, which complies with the requirements of respective legislation
  • A commitment to you, our client, to provide the highest levels of service possible

Respirator Fit Testing Methods

There are two methods of fit testing that meet the requirements of AS 1715:2009 Selection, use and and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment, Qualitative and Quantitative.

Qualitative respirator fit testing uses a pass/fail test that relies on the workers ability to taste or smell a test agent. 


Respirator Fit testing

Quantitative respirator fit testing requires special equipment that returns objective numerical results. 

At 5 Sticks Consulting we use and recommend the Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT) Condensed nuclei counter (CNC) method using the PortaCount 8048 model.

We believe that this method of respirator fitting provides the highest accuracy in results and can be used to test any tight-fitting respirator.

When Should Your Employees Have a Respirator Fit Test?

AS/NZS 1715:2009 – Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment states that workers need to be fit tested:

  • Before wearing a tight-fitting respirator for the first time
  • At least annually
  • Whenever a different size, style, model or make of respirator is used
  • When any physical change occurs to the worker (e.g. significant weight change, dental work)

Dependable respirator fitting & respirator fit testing Australia wide.

Still have questions about respirator fit testing?

Our team has been providing respirator fit testing services to Australia’s largest employers.  No matter the questions that you have, we’re sure to be able to answer them.

Experience Breeds Confidence

If you’re looking for face respirator fit testing near me, get in contact today.

5 Sticks Occupational Hygienist