Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions we are asked about our Fit Testing Service. If you have a question not in the list, feel free to get in touch.

Face Mask Fit Test

Is fit testing a requirement?

The AS/NZS 1715:2009 Standards S2 (2.6) stipulates users of respiratory protective equipment with tight-fitting facepieces achieve an adequate protective facial seal; and the Respirator Protection Program (RPP) administrator shall ensure fit testing be provided for all users of tight-fitting respirators.

Furthermore, the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2017 S44 (3a) legislates that personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied be of a suitable size, fit and is comfortable to wear.

When should I be fit tested?

In accordance with the AS/NZS 1715:2009 fit testing of tight-fitting respirators should be conducted:

  • before wearing RPE for the first time to determine seal and suitability, then at least annually thereafter,
  • if the wearer’s facial features or characteristics have altered affecting the seal of the respirator for example after dental surgery or significant weight change etc.

Fit tests should also be performed if a new make, model or size respirator is required.

What’s required for a fit test?

  • You must be clean shaven (no stubble, goatees, beards etc) as per the AS/NZS 1715:2009 and ISO 16975-3 Standards. Fit tests will not be conducted if there is any facial hair crossing or interfering with the mask sealing surface.
  • You must not smoke, vape, eat (mints included) 30 minutes prior to the fit test.
  • Bring other Protective Product Equipment that is used such as your eyewear, earmuffs, and hard hat etc to ensure compatibility with your respirator.
  • Have medical clearance to wear a respirator.

How long does a fit test take?

This is dependent on the number of masks to be tested and will typically take approximately

20-30 minutes if passed.


How much does a fit test cost?

Pricing is dependent on whether our fit testing service is for individuals or for groups.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to receive a quote.

What types of masks can be fit tested?

The following respirators can be fit tested:

  • Full-face and half-face reusable respirators,
  • P1, P2/N95 and P3 disposable filtering facepiece respirators.

Please notify Assured Fit Tests of the brand and model masks to be fit tested.

The following respirators can be fit tested by Assured Fit Tests:
● Full-face reusable respirators
● Half-face resusable respirators
● P1, P2/N95 and P3 disposable filtering facepiece respirators.


Get in touch with us today, we look forward to hearing from you.

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