Respiratory Fitness Testing
Nobodies’ facial features are the same, so why would every mask fit the same? Respiratory fitness testing is the science of testing the effectiveness of a mask to a person’s face. An unfitted mask could not be as effective at protecting yourself as you think.
Why do I need Respiratory Fitness Testing?
Many works require respiratory fitness testing such as asbestos and lead removal, however other respiratory hazards should be handled with a fitted respirator. These respiratory hazards include;
- Silica dust
- Construction dust
- Synthetic Mineral Fibres
- And many others
Most of these contaminates can’t be seen with the naked eye, so a fitted respirator is essential in protecting yourself. Whether in large amounts of exposure or small amounts over a long period of time, working in dusty areas should be conducted with a respirator that is fitted to the individual.
How does respiratory fitness testing work?
Essentially, respiratory fitness testing measures the particles inside a mask and compares them to outside the mask. The mask wearer does exercises such as bending over and talking to mimic the work they will be doing with the respirator on to further understand the effectiveness of the respirator.
Who does Respiratory Fitness testing?
EnviroX Consulting offers respirators for a multitude of face shapes as well as Respiratory Fitness Testing. Our consultants are qualified and trained in fitting the correct respirator to get everyone the best respiratory protection.