A good fit means the respirator will seal to your skin.

For workers who want to keep facial hair that may interfere with the operation

Almost all industries require use of a suitable and well fitted respirators and we are well equipped.

About Fit Testing

Fit testing is the best supplier of fit testing services in Australia and New Zealand. As part of the PPS Group of Companies (Australia) Protec Group of Companies (New Zealand) our fit testers have a many years’ experience providing fit testing to a wide variety of industries. We pride in being extremely flexible in delivering exemplary services, because of our investment in mobile equipment and the latest software. If you have five or more delegates, we can undertake the testing at your workplace or work site throughout New Zealand, or you can visit one of our fit test centres. As one of the leading supplies of Respiratory Protection in Australia (Australia only) We can also offer you a great deal on all of your equipment needs. To view our products, click here that leads to our Protec Equipment website. Upon completion the subject will be issued with a Credit Card style certificate. Fit testing is the best supplier of fit testing services in New Zealand and Australia.  

Our Services

Qualitative & Quantitative

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Respirator Face Fit Testing for all industries

Almost all industries require use of a suitable and well fitted respirators. We have equipment to cater to:…

Common Asked Questions

Why is testing Important?

There is no one size fit all respirator. Every individual has unique features and that is why respirator fit testing is recommended for use of all RPE face pieces including disposable devices.

If you are creating dust or working around other’s who are creating dust you are required to wear respiratory protection.
The AS/NZS 1715 Standard states an individual shall be fit tested prior to initial use, whenever there is a change in your facial characteristics or other features which may affect the facial seal of the respirator and should be repeated annually thereafter.

NOTE:

Other methods for controlling the dust must also be employed such as LEV in addition to RPE.

With great service for an affordable price, our professionals will provide participants with clear readings and a pass/fail certificate at the end of every session.

  • Reliable service
  • Accurate results
  • Certified certificate
  • Flexible times

* Able to do in house testing or worksite throughout Australia/New Zealand *
* No charge for site visits with 5 or more fit tests booked. *
* Bookings of less than 5 tests may attract an additional charge.*

Please Call Us: +61 (09) 281 5397 for further information on booking your evaluation!

Q. What is the purpose of face Fit Testing?

A. The performance of tight-fitting facepieces depends on achieving a good contact between the wearer’s skin and the face seal of the facepiece.
As everyone’s face is different in shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type, or size of RPE facepiece, will fit everyone. A badly fitting face mask will significantly reduce the protection provided to the wearer. Any reduction in protection can put the RPE wearer’s in danger of inhaling dangerous substances such as Asbestos, Silica or VOC’s.


Q.What is classed as a tight-fitting facepiece?

A. Tight-fitting facepieces are:

  • • Filtering Facepieces (disposable masks)
  • • Half Masks
  • • Full-Face Masks

Visors, helmets, hoods and blouses are loose fitting devices.


Q. Do loose fitting facepieces require fit testing?

A. No. Loose fitting devices are less dependent on a tight fit to the wearer’s face and therefore do not require fit testing. However, a loose fitting facepiece requires the correct size to ensure the wearer achieves an adequate protection.



Q. Can a Fit Test be carried out on a wearer who has a beard or stubble?

A. A fit test should not be conducted if there is any hair growth between the wearer’s skin and the facepiece of the mask. Such hair growth includes stubble, beards, moustaches, sideburns or low hairline which crosses the respirator sealing surface.



Our specialist testing equipment can test any of the following RPE including;

  • Quantitative respirator fit testing (QNFT)
  • Half-mask fit testing
  • Full-face fit testing
  • Disposable filtering-facepiece fit testing for Series 100/99/95/P1/P2/P3 masks
  • SCBA fit testing
  • Gas mask fit testing
  • PAPR fit testing


    Many jobs and industries require the use of a suitable and adequately fitted respirators these can include;

  • Quantitative respirator fit testing (QNFT)
  • Spray painters
  • Emergency services personnel
  • Welders and solderers
  • Chemical plants and offshore facilities
  • Marine engineers and boilermakers
  • Hospital workers and anaesthetists
  • Contractors who work with chemicals or around asbestos and other hazardous materials

    Our full range

    As one of the leading supplies of Respiratory Protection in New Zealand.
    We can also offer you a great deal on all of your equipment needs.
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