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A real-time look at the fit of a respirator

21 July 2021

THE PORTACOUNT Respirator Fit Tester is a quantitative respirator fit tester that is able to fit test any type or brand of respirators.

In the UK, fit testing is a legal requirement for tight fitting respirators and according to HSE guidance qualitative is also a perfectly acceptable method of fit testing. 

PortaCount's FitCheck Mode shows in real-time how respirator fit changes throughout donning and adjustment, helping users select the right mask and identify the best fit more quickly – in less than a minute and without running a full fit test. Video animations guide staff through proper fit test exercise movements during a fit test, providing a consistent testing. 

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FitCheck Mode is a great tool for quickly determining which style and size respirator fits best. It also helps train staff how to properly don (put on) and adjust respirators to optimise their fit. If there is any problem passing a fit test, FitCheck Mode can also help you troubleshoot failed fit tests.

Improve respirator training

By improving the training that respirator wearers receive, you reduce fit test failures and increase the protection that staff receive from their respiratory protection. If you have a respirator wearer with a difficult to fit facial shape or respirators that are difficult to fit, FitCheck Mode allows you to troubleshoot and hone in on the adjustments needed or reject respirators that will not fit. 

FitCheck Mode measurements are so precise that you can see fit and protection change with movement or if the face seal is broken. By watching the real-time fit factor display on the screen, respirator wearers can better understand how adjustments and proper wear affect the fit of their respirator. 

FitCheck Mode is not a substitute for a full fit test using established fit testing protocols. 

For more information, visit www.tsi.com

WATCH TSI'S VIDEO TO SEE THE PORTACOUNT FIT TESTER’S FIT CHECK MODE IN ACTION

 
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