The biggest contributor to reduced respiratory protection is poor fit.
Conducting a fit test to ensure that a respirator with a tight fitting facepiece provides an adequate seal to the wearer’s face has long been considered best practice as part of a general respiratory protection program. Reflecting this, a fit test for wearers of tight fitting respirators is now required for compliance to AS/NZS1715:2009.
The 3M Qualitative Fit Test apparatus FT-10 Sweet (Saccharin) and FT-30 Bitter (Bitrex) are designed for fit testing disposable and half face reusable respirators fitted with particulate or combination gas/vapour and particulate filters.
Replacement solutions and accessories can be purchased separately.
Replacement solutions / accessories available:
Fit Test Nebuliser FT-13 - A replacement part for 3M Qualitative Fit Test Apparatus Kits FT-10 Sweet and FT-30 Bitter. Used to fit test 3M Disposable and Reusable Half Face respirators (old part# AT019167058 new part # 70070121473 )
*Price listed is for 1 Nebuliser, minimum order of 3 Nebulisers