A Note Regarding COVID-19: We’re proud to be Canada’s leader in respiratory fit testing. It’s a position we take seriously. As the situation with COVID-19 elevates in Canada, demand for fit testing has increased. As such, Levitt-Safety has outlined how we will prioritize our fit testing services. Learn more by reading In-Branch Respirator Fit Testing Guidance during COVID-19.

We understand that everyone’s needs are not the same so we’re introducing options, options that:

  • lower your costs
  • decrease down time, and
  • improve efficiencies.

All with the main goal of keeping workers safe and your respiratory program running effortlessly.

When to book a respiratory fit testing:

Any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece during the course of their normal day to day work duties, or any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece for emergency response activities should be fit tested to ensure an effective seal.

How often does fit testing need to be done?

Compliance standards mandate fit testing before first use, and every 1 to 2 years after.

Both quantitative respirator fit testing (QNFT) and qualitative respirator fit testing (QLFT) protocols are CSA approved. However, we highly recommend quantitative respirator fit testing.

Quantitative Fit Testing (QNFT):

Quantitative respiratory fit testing uses an instrument to measure the effectiveness of the respirator seal that is suitable for use on the following filtering facepiece respirator types:

  • air purifying
  • air supplying, and
  • N, R and P series.

This method does not rely on your sense of taste, smell, or irritation in order to detect the leakage.

Instead, the respirator fit testing equipment measures real-time fit while the user simultaneously performs a series of moving, breathing and talking exercises designed to simulate the same movements made in the field.

What you’ll learn during training:

Our respiratory fit test technicians will also address:

  • the proper donning and doffing of the respirator
  • how to perform seal checks
  • respirator care
  • use and maintenance of the respirator
  • the defining differences between N, R, and P-Series respirators, and
  • the difference between half and full face piece respirators.

Every participant who successfully completes the fit test is provided with a wallet card indicating the respirator they were fitted with and its size.

Their employer will receive a record of training in the form of a fit test report that they can use for record keeping purposes.

The new world of respirator fit testing options:

Not everyone’s needs are the same when looking for a respirator fit tester, so you should have more than one choice– as the leaders in respirator fit testing, we understand that! That’s why we’re introducing two new products to the market: The Sibata MT-05C and the AccuFit 9000™.

AccuFIT9000™ Quantitative Respirator Fit Tester:

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  • Faster tests (3.5 minutes) means less down time
  • Proven CNC Fit Testing technology
  • Tests all full and half mask respirators and most N95 masks
  • Offers stand-alone mode for use with or without a computer
  • Data logging means results can be stored and downloaded at a time that works for you
  • One operating mode for all types of respirators
  • Four language options

 

Sibata MT05C Quantitative Respirator Fit Tester:

Sibata MT05C Quantitative Respirator Fit Tester
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  • Faster tests (3.5 minutes) means less down time
  • Quiet operation for continual testing of large groups
  • No alcohol required equals less consumables and no dangerous goods
  • Offers stand-alone mode for use with or without a computer
  • Data logging means results can be stored and downloaded at a time that works for you
  • Tests filtering facepiece (N95) half-mask and full-facepiece respirators
  • Integrated mirror & protective cover

Book your respirator fit testing now:

Ready to book your respirator fit test? Fill in the form on this page and one of our specialists will contact you soon.

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