“We’ve used Wayne and Nick on a few of our jobs now. Their approach to demolition is professional, with their philosophy of removing all demolished materials creating the desired result for our clients. Their approach to asbestos removal is safety-first, safety-last, safety-always. We are happy to use Turner Demolition and Asbestos – experienced, professional, and approachable.”
Respirator Fit Testing
RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) is used in construction, industrial and some commercial workplaces when higher order controls cannot be implemented or do not sufficiently control the hazard. Respiratory Protective Equipment plays an important role to protect each individual’s health from chemicals such as solvents, gases, diesel exhaust particulate, other particulates including biological material (such as pollen), and dusts like silica and asbestos.
There are two methods of fit testing that meet the Queensland Government, Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 standards AS/NZS1715:2009
Staff wearing Respiratory Protective Equipment
Do you have employees that wear tight fitting respirators, either disposable/reusable/half or full face?
If so, do you know it is a regulatory requirement to have a Respirator Fit Test conducted to ensure your employees are protected?
Fit testing of Respiratory Protective Equipment is important as it detects leakage into the respirator through gaps in the seal between the respirator facepiece and the face. Everyone’s faces vary significantly in size and shape, so it is important that a tight-fitting respirator is a suitable fit for each individual. TDA offer fit testing and provides employers with certifications.
TDA are one of the first businesses in Rockhampton to conduct Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing and one of the only to conduct Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing for trades people working in the industrial and construction industry having to wear tight-fitting respirators.
Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing
Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing uses specialised equipment to measure how much air leaks into the respirator. This type of test can be used on half-face and full-face respirators.
Upon successful completion of your fit test, candidates will be provided with an individual fit test card and certificate of attainment.
Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing
Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing is a pass/fail test that relies on the wearer's ability to taste or smell a test agent.
This type of test can be used on half-face respirators.
Please note: TDA can only conduct fit tests on candidates that are cleanly shaven as this is a requirement as per the standards.
Contact us to book your Respiratory Fit testing to ensure the safety of your staff within their work environment.
Bartlem Construction Services
“We have worked with both of you for approximately three years in our role as site hygienist and on all occasions the work ethics shown on site has been to a very high standard and both your client and ourselves have had no problems on site that would prompt us to stop the job and revisit the removal work method cause it was not to an acceptable standard as per the code “how to remove asbestos safely”.”
Lloyd Kiel | Senior Health and Safety Consultant | SLS Environmental Pty Ltd
“I have worked with TDA personnel throughout central Queensland and beyond on a variety of projects, from large scale public sector works including friable asbestos removal works in schools, transport infrastructure, to smaller private residential clients. I have found TDA representatives to take a professional and consistent approach to asbestos removal projects, with superior works planning and risk management that has always ensured projects have been executed on time and without incident.”
David Corbett | Certified Occupational Hygienist | Licensed Asbestos Assessor | Field HSE
“Reliable with prompt detailed quotes and exemplary safety standards. Nick is the only person I trust to do my asbestos removal.”
Warren | Rockhampton Renovations