How to correctly Fit Test our Respirator Face Masks

 

5 point CheckList for Face Fitting

To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during face-fit testing the following 5 point checklist should be followed:

  1. fit-testers should follow follow social distancing and make instructions verbally from a safe distance
  2. keep your respirator face mask on if you have to help a colleague
  3. both the fit tester and those being fit tested should wash their hands before and after the fit testing 
  4. our disposable half masks should not be used by more than one individual. 
  5. immediately dispose of used disposable masks in a waste bin

The following video provides guidance on how to put on disposable respirators and how to do a pre-use seal check or fit test.

 

Credit: Health and Safety Executive 15 April 2020.