Recent research indicates that up to 50% of all Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) does not give the protection it should because it simply does not fit! This can expose your employees to serious risks to their health.
Face Fit testing ensures that an adequate protective seal can be formed when wearing RPE. The test will provide reassurance to your employees and help your company to comply with the law.
We use the 3M Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit.
Want to be able to carry out tests within your organisation yourself? See our course, Face Fit Train the Tester.
The desired mask is worn by the wearer with a testing hood over the top. A bitter or sweet spray is then sprayed into the hood. If the wearer can taste the spray then it proves a poor fit, if there is no indication of the spray reaching the wearer the fit is deemed suitable for use.