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Mask Fit Test Sydney

Mask Fit Test

Mask Fit Test Sydney

mask fitting Sydney

Providing mask fit tests in the greater Sydney region and across Australia, Fit Test Australia works to ensure full protection against airborne contamination. A mask fit test checks and confirms a mask is the correct size and fits to a wearer’s face appropriately, safeguarding workers against risks and ensuring you receive the full stated level of protection.

At Fit Test Australia, we conduct quantitative mask fit testing (QNFT) using a PortaCount 8048. This instrument checks all tight-fitting respirators and provides a numerical result, giving you a clear gauge of just how well a mask fits to a face, and whether it is deemed safe for use in your workplace according to the Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009. A mask fit test is an essential aspect of any workplace safety program, and is suitable for both businesses and individuals who require respiratory protection. 

Who Is A Mask Fit Test For?

Fit Test Australia provides a mask fit test service in Sydney and across Australia to industries requiring respirator masks for hazard reduction and mitigation. Fit Test Australia serves various industries, including construction, where hazards such as silica are prevalent, as well as mining, utilities, agriculture, and healthcare. FTA also collaborates closely with many Universities, Tafes, and other RTOs to provide fit testing for student clinical placements.

The AS/NZS 1715:2009 standards outlines the selection, use, and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment (RPE). Section 2.6 states, "The program administrator shall ensure a suitable fit test is carried out for all users of RPE with a tight-fitting face piece."

All international respiratory protection program (RPP) standards, such as ISO 16975-3 and OSHA 1910.134, state that tight-fitting respirators be fit tested to ensure they are providing the wearer their full level of intended protection. Businesses and individuals requiring a mask fit test in Sydney can be assured that FTA provides up to date advice, techniques and service to ensure the best safety practices and standards. 

FTA are industry leaders in mask fit tests throughout Sydney; our highly trained staff offer unmatched experience. Our expertise and efficiency equate to minimal disruption decreasing your staff's time away from their work duties, while maintaining safety standards as a priority. 

Book An Office Fit Test

 Mask Fit Test Sydney

Specialists in providing mobile mask fit test services, FTA have Sydney offices located in Randwick and Fairfield Heights. With easy online booking we can facilitate appointments to suit your staff requirements, allowing for a mask fit test for businesses of any size in the Sydney area. 

Mask Fit Test Sydney Locations:


Level 2 / 67-69 Belmore Rd, Randwick.

Inside the VERIU apartments


Fairfield Heights

Shop 4 / 164 - 168 The Boulevard, Fairfield Heights.

Healthcare | Student Clinical Placement | Construction | Mining 

What To Expect and Prepare For During Your Mask Fit Test?

On the day of the mask fit test, individuals must be clean shaven with no stubble, beards, or other facial hair that comes between the mask and where it makes contact to the skin. This falls in line with the standards set and ensures the mask has the ability to create an appropriate seal to the wearers face. Non-compliant individuals will not be tested. If you would like to book a time for a mask fit test in Sydney and you have facial hair, please book a bearded mask fit test available at Western Sydney University Campuses. 

Within 30 minutes of any mask fit test, individuals cannot consume food, vape, or smoke. Doing so can interfere with the particle count and may result in a failed test. 

Finally, individuals must also bring their appropriate PPE so we can ensure it is compatible with your respiratory device during the test. 

Overall, each mask fit test will should take approximately 10-15 minutes. If a fail occurs, the appointment may take a little longer as we determine the cause of the failure and conduct additional fit tests.

Book your respirator mask fit test online today.


The Benefits of Respirator Fit Testing

mask fit testing sydney

Some workers undergo a respiratory mask fit test simply because it’s a health and safety requirement. However, the benefits are well worth the annual fit. 

With repeated use, some workers may not notice that their mask loses its integrity over time by being exposed to the elements, is poorly maintained and/or stored, if their straps lose tension over time. All of these factors may contribute to an imperfect seal and affect the integrity of a mask, risking dangerous airborne contamination with each wear. 

Mask fit testing can pick up on these issues before they become genuine health hazards, ensuring your safety in the workplace.

Is Mask Fit Testing Compulsory for every Worker who Wears a Respirator?

In line with OHS regulations, the PCBU and employers are obligated to do everything reasonably practicable to keep their workers safe from known risks or health hazards. Mask fit testing is considered reasonably practicable under these guidelines. Being non-compliant may lead to serious consequences - both in terms of worker health and legal implications.

AS/NZS 1715:2009 sets the standards for respiratory protection programs in Australia, this outlines the importance of proper fit testing. By aligning with the standards set, a PCBU and employer demonstrate a commitment to put safety at the centre of their workplace and safeguard their workers.

How does a PortaCount work?

At Fit Test Australia, we use the latest TSI PortaCount 8048 device within each mask fit test. This instrument can test all types of respiratory protective equipment. It measures the particulates in the air around you, then measures the concentration of those particles inside the respirator. The ratio of particles in the ambient air against the particles inside the mask is known as the fit factor (FF) and will determine how well the mask fits your face.

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