Mask fit testing

Course Info

Workers who may be exposed to breathing hazards are often required to wear tight-fitting respirators for breathing protection.

 

These respirators are often referred to as N95 Respirators, or N95 masks, although other respirators could be required (e.g. P100). Before using a tight-fitting respirator on the job, workers must be properly fit-tested to ensure an effective seal.

 

Fit-testing ensures an effective seal between the respirator and your face to protect you from airborne hazards and contaminants. It is an important part of your overall Respiratory Protection Program provided by your employer.

Key Content

  • Respirator Selection

  • Sensitivity Test

  • Donning and Doffing

  • User Seal Checks

  • Respirator Qualitative Fit Test

Course Duration

  • Most fit tests are completed within 20 minutes per person

  • Testing can take longer if multiple respirators are required to ensure a proper seal

Language

  • English/Punjabi

Prerequisites

  • Do not eat, drink or smoke at least 15 minutes before arriving

  • There can be no facial hair interfering with the seal of the respirator against the face - not even stubble

Certificate

  • Your certificate will show which respirator you are fit tested for, and the date of testing

  • Annual retesting is recommended, but recent changes now allow for 2 years between tests

Campus

  • Surrey / Abbotsford / Burnaby / Port Coquitlam

Course Price

  • $35 + GST (If you provide your own respirator)

  • $45 + GST (If ProSafe provides you with a respirator)