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Respirator Fit Testing for Asbestos Removal

Trust Our Commit2Fit Trained Professionals for Your Workers’ Safety

Asbestos removal requires mandatory fit testing of respirators for all workers involved. At Beacon Safety Limited, our team is trained in Commit2Fit. This comprehensive Respirator Fit Testing program ensures each respirator facepiece is sized correctly and workers know how to put it on properly. We are proud to have been acknowledged by the New Zealand government for our proactive response during the COVID pandemic, providing timely and efficient fit-testing services to support frontline workers.

What does the Respirator Fit testing include?

The PortaCount Respirator Fit Test Offers:

  • Faster fit testing, real-time feedback
  • Enhanced training through real-time fit factor monitoring, following Commit to Fit guidelines
  • Objective fit testing, eliminating the guesswork

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 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 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 Fit Testing Process.

To ensure a smooth testing process, please consider the following requirements:

  1. 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 testing services 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.

At Beacon Safety Limited, we prioritize your workers’ safety and protect them when performing asbestos removal tasks. Trust our Commit to Fit trained professionals and our government-recognized services to help you maintain a safe working environment.

Mask and Filter Supply

In addition to our professional respirator fit testing services, Beacon Safety Limited offers high-quality masks and filters to ensure your workers have the best protection possible. A suitable mask is crucial for maintaining a safe working environment during asbestos removal projects.

Our range of masks includes

  1. SigmaTsu Mask: Known for its comfort and durability, the SigmaTsu mask offers reliable protection against airborne asbestos 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 exceptional performance and filtration capabilities. Its advanced design features a large, clear visor for optimal visibility, making it an excellent choice for asbestos removal 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 asbestos 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. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose a suitable mask for your specific needs, ensuring the safety of your workers during asbestos removal projects. Contact us today to learn more about our available mask options and to find the perfect solution for your team.

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.