Qualitative Fit Testing
& Mask Fit Testing
Nutech Safety is a certified mask fit testing authority for the Kamloops and Kelowna regions. A qualitative fit test relies on a person’s ability to detect a particular test agent by odour, taste, or irritation. The test agent is released near the person wearing the respirator. If the agent in the air leaks into the face piece of the respirator, it will be detected and the worker will know that the seal is not tight enough. If it cannot be detected, then the seal is good.
Book Your Fit Testing
The fit tests may be grouped according to three types of response:
- Irritation fit test (irritant smoke)
- Odour fit test (isoamyl acetate, also called banana oil)
- Taste fit test (bitter aerosol; saccharin)
*Testing only takes 15 minutes. Must be clean shaven where the respirator seals to your face as per Worksafe BC regulations. If you have a cold or flu, mask fit testing is not recommended as results can be inaccurate.