Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT)
In order for a respirator to provide the intended protection it must seal tightly to the wearer’s face. AS/NZS1715:2009 states; fit testing is required before a user wears a respirator on the job. Also, fit tests should be performed annually.
13 Penelope Cresent Arndell Park, NSW (ORANGE HIRE BUILDING) Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 7am and 9:30am
Book a technician for testing at your location (min booking 10 tests) Monday – Friday, 7am to 4pm
Booking a quantitative fit test should be part of the scheduled routine when any tight-fitting respirator is being worn. Conducting a facial fit test should be part of the best practice process when:
- Issuing a new respirator
- The respirator has been in service for a period of 12 months
- The wearer has experienced excessive weight gain or loss
- The wearer has undergone major dental work.
Once the quantitative fit test is completed, the wearer is issued with a pass certificate report. The report of a successful pass will be emailed to both the wearer and the company.
Jaybro can provide in-house and onsite respirator fit testing in NSW and QLD. Book an appointment above or call 1300 885 364 for more information.
TEST FIT LOCATIONS
13 Penelope Cres (ORANGE HIRE BUILDING)
Arndell Park, 2148
A technician can visit your site in the Sydney Metro Area.
A minimum booking of 10 tests is required to have a technician visit your location to complete test fitting.
Terms and Conditions
for a respirator fit test in Accordance with AS/NZS1715-2009.
- The attendee must not eat, smoke, drink coffee or chew gum for at least 1 hour prior to the testing.
(Doing so may lead to excessive waiting times)
- The attendee must be cleanly shaven.
(If you are not clean shaven you will not be fit tested.)
- Each appointment is for a single respirator
(If you require a second fitting, please book a second appointment.)
What will happen on the day?
Prior to the test commencing, you will receive an overview of what is involved in the test & what the test is for, then select the respirator to be tested. You will be shown how to don the mask correctly, then asked to don the mask.
The test, which consists of the following exercises will then begin;
- Normal Breathing
- Deep Breathing
- Head Side to Side
- Head Up & Down
- Bending Over
- Normal Breathing
Each of these exercises lasts for 60 seconds except for the Grimace which lasts for 15 seconds. The Grimace is only there to break the seal of the mask and the participant needs to re-adjust the mask to fit properly again.
What is a Fit Test?
Respirators are used to protect the user from inhalation hazardous materials, including vapours, particle matter and fumes.
The respirator can only perform this function effectively when the seal against the wearer’s face is tight and provides a protective seal.
A respirator should be Fit Test when first issued and at least once a year (excluding other factors that could require a mask be fit tested earlier).
Quantitative Fit Testing (QNTF)
A quantitative test relies on a Portacount machine that is attached to the respirator via a tube to complete the testing.
The quantitative test will not only detects the existence of a leakage but also measures the amount of leakage that is occurring.
Quantitative fit testing is normally the preferred option for full-face respirators and half-mask models, however, any mask can be tested this way.