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.
A note on Qualitative vs Quantitative Fit Testing:
Quantitative fit testing 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.
Qualitative fit testing is simply a pass/fail test that uses the wearer’s sense of smell or test to detect leakage. It can be misinterpreted and easily deceived if so desired.
What you’ll learn during training:
- 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.
You will also receive a record of training in the form of a fit test report that your employer can use for record keeping purposes.
Note for Fit Testing:
Clients must be clean shaven and bring their own half mask or full face mask to their fit testing appointment.
If you arrive unshaven you will not be tested and a refund will not be issued.
We have a limited number of medical N95 available, please make all reasonable attempts to bring one for your test from your school or employer.
Payable the day of the fit test by cash, debit, or credit.