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It is a legal requirement in Australia that all tight-fitting respirator masks be fit tested at initial selection, prior to first being worn in the workplace.

The AS/NZS 1715:2009 standard states that where RPE is required to be worn, a respiratory protection program must also be established. A company must appoint a program administrator who should ensure the following:

  • Appropriate respirators are selected
  • Employees receive fit testing and training as and when appropriate
  • Regular evaluation of employees’ health to ensure they’re able to wear a respirator
  • Carry out an assessment of exposure to airborne contaminants
  • Masks are inspected, repaired, cleaned, correctly stored and replaced when needed
  • Periodic review of the program to make sure it’s being correctly implemented 
  • Keep a clear, written record of all of the above points

Failure to do so could lead to a hefty fine, employee ill-health or in severe situations, death of the wearer.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of many preventable conditions caused by prolonged exposure to hazardous respiratory substances at work and is the 5th leading cause of death in Australia.

At Full Support we supply equipment, training and expertise for the quantitative method of fit testing.

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Training

Our fully qualified fit2fit RPE fit testers offer a range of courses to help you better understand, maintain and use respiratory protective equipment.

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Disposable RPE

Full Support supply a range of tight-fitting RPE solutions, including our market leading FSM18 Easimask - with an incredible 93% fit test pass rate.

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Reusable RPE

Our half mask and full-face mask solutions are fitted with the latest in seal technology to enable a secure, consistent fit. Get in touch today to find out more.

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As PPE experts, we supply a range of specialist personal and respiratory protective equipment to adequately and suitably protect you at work, whatever you do.

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Welcome to the future of RPE fit testing, monitoring and compliance.

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TRAINING & EDUCATION

Our Fit2Fit qualified RPE specialists provide a range of training and education courses on PPE, RPE and fit testing to ensure your workforce are confident, competent and compliant.

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