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Respirator Fit Testing for Silica Dust Exposure

Protect Your Workers from the Hazards of Silica with Our Expert Fit Testing Services.

As a contractor, you need Respirator Fit Testing for Silica Dust Exposure. Working with silica, you understand the importance of protecting your workers against the harmful effects of silica dust exposure. At Beacon Safety Limited, our highly trained professionals specialise in respirator fit testing for silica dust, ensuring your workers have the right equipment and the knowledge to stay safe.

What Does Respirator Fit Testing for Silica Dust Include?

Our quantitative PortaCount Respirator Fit Test for silica exposure offers

  • Faster fit testing, real-time feedback
  • Enhanced training through real-time fit factor monitoring
  • Objective fit testing, eliminating the guesswork tailored explicitly for silica dust protection.

Upon completion of the test, each worker receives a printed report detailing the type, model, and size of the respirator tested, along with their fit test factor, all signed by a competent Commit2fit fit test operator. A printed plastic card is also provided, displaying this information. These reports are valid for one year, and workers must be retested annually or after significant weight gain or loss. Retesting is also required if facial features have changed due to dental surgery or other procedures.

Fit tests for silica dust protection can be performed at any of our three locations or your site, provided you have an appropriate office or similar area with a desk, chair, and two power points. Please note that generator-supplied power is only suitable if provided by an inverter type.

Requirements for the Respirator Fit Testing Process:

  1. To ensure a smooth testing process, please consider the following requirements: All persons to be tested must be clean-shaven and should not have smoked for at least 30 minutes before the test. Charges may apply for this type of test failure.
  2. If you provide your respirators, they must be fitted with new, clean filters.

Respirator Fit Testing Fees

Our fees for respirator fit testiOur fees for respirator fit testing services for silica dust protection are as follows (prices quoted are exclusive of GST):

  1. Annual test: $85
  2. Beacon Safety Limited supplied a negative pressure respirator, initial test: $55
  3. Beacon Safety Limited provided full powered PAPR, initial test: FREE.
  4. Travel to site: $100 plus travel costs (price on application).

To schedule a fit test, don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Beacon Safety Limited location to make an appointment or you can fill in our online booking form.

Mask and Filter Supply for Silica Dust Protection

Beacon Safety Limited is dedicated to ensuring the safety of your workers during tasks involving silica dust exposure. In addition to our expert respirator fit testing, we offer a selection of high-quality masks and filters specifically designed for optimal silica dust protection.

Our range of masks suitable for silica dust protection includes.

  1. Engineered to provide exceptional comfort and durability, the SigmaTsu mask offers dependable protection against airborne silica dust particles. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure fit while providing maximum comfort during extended periods of wear.
  2. Sundstrom Mask: The Sundstrom mask is popular among professionals for its outstanding performance and filtration capabilities. Its advanced design features a large, clear visor for optimal visibility, making it an excellent option for silica dust exposure tasks.
  3. 3M 6000/7000 Series: The 3M 6000 and 7000 series masks are renowned for their versatility, comfort, and effectiveness. These lightweight, reusable masks are available in various sizes and are compatible with a wide range of 3M filters, offering reliable protection against silica dust and other harmful particles.

At Beacon Safety Limited, we are committed to providing only the best masks and filters to complement our fit-testing services for silica dust protection. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the suitable mask for your specific needs, ensuring the safety of your workers during tasks involving silica dust exposure. Contact us today to learn more about our available mask options and to find the perfect solution for your team.

To schedule a fit test, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest Beacon Safety Limited location to make an appointment, or you can fill in our online booking form.

How do I prepare?

  • Ensure that masks arrive clean and free of contaminants.
  • Provide the battery and blower with the mask.
  • Ensure that all serial numbers are visible to be recorded accurately.