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Book a fit test

Fit Test

  • RPE (respiratory protective equipment)
  • HPD (hearing protection devices)

OHMS Hygiene can train and fit test your workers either on site or at the OHMS Hygiene Office in West Perth. All you need to do is click on the link below and follow the prompts.

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RPE & HPD

The fit testing of RPE is legislated for in both the WA Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) and the WA Mine Safety Inspection Regulations (1996); clauses 3.40 and 9.12, respectively.

Both regulations stipulate that if it is not practicable to control atmospheric contaminants in the workplace, “suitable respiratory protective equipment of a standard not less than that specified in AS 1715 is provided to employees in the relevant workplace”.

AS 1715 mandates:

  • that individuals are trained in using RPE;
  • what needs to be provided in the training;
  • fit testing; 
  • individuals being clean shaven.

OHMS Hygiene can train and fit test your workers using either:

  • the TSI Portacount for quantitative fit testing or
  • the 3M Hood for quantitative fit testing.

HEARING PROTECTION devices

The fit testing of HPD is recommended within AS 1269.3 workers because the method of measuring attenuation of HPD in the laboratory (AS 1270) could differ significantly from real-world fitting and attenuation.

AS 1269.3 recommends:

  • that individuals are trained in the selection and use of HPD;
  • what needs to be provided in the training;
  • that evaluation of HPD is undertaken; 
  • individuals should be trained and fitted by an appropriately trained person with substantial knowledge of hearing protection.

OHMS Hygiene can provide training in HPD selection and use, then provide evaluation of fit with an objective fit testing method, the 3M E-A-Rfit™ Dual -Ear Validation System.

This equipment:

  • tests both ears simultaneously in less than 5 seconds;
  • has earmuff and earplug testing capability;
  • tests at 7 standard frequencies - 125Hz to 8000Hz.

PEOPLE, PROCESS, SAFETY

OHMS Hygiene is a consultancy service that aims to assist our clients in achieving industry best practice to advance their safety culture. OHMS Hygiene replaces good luck with great science and provides stakeholders with best practice tools and metrics to improve the health and welfare of workers, visitors and the community. Our team understands your business and that consultation and communication with all stakeholders is key to achieving your health and safety goals.