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Respiratory Fit Testing (APR, N95, SCBA) Quantitative

Hot Zone’s Respiratory fit testing conforms to clause 7 of the CSA standard Z94.4-11. Fit testing must be used to select the specific model and size of face piece for your individual users.

Clause 7.1.3. Of this standard stipulates that a fit test shall be carried out

  1. Prior to the initial use and after completing the health surveillance evaluation (clause 11.1)
  2. At least every 2 years; however, it is recommended that fit tests be conducted annually;
  3. Whenever there is a change in respirator face piece (e.g., brand, model, or size)
  4. Whenever changes to the user’s physical condition could affect the respirator fit. (Gain or loss of 20lbs.)

Hot Zone will conduct your fit testing using Quantitative testing equipment (Porta Count 8020 with N95 companion adaptors when applicable)

Topics to be covered:

  • Hot Zone to provide one fit test technician equipped with Porta Count 8020 quantitative testing equipment
  • Hot Zone will conduct 4-8 tests per hour
  • Hot Zone will furnish a wallet card (record of testing) for each individual tested
  • A CD Rom with all daily tests results (in Excel format) at the end of each test session.
  • Client to provide all test respirators, scheduling of staff to be tested, test rooms and 120 V power for testing equipment.
  • Client should complete medical surveillance (conforming to medical annex of CSA Z94.4-11) of all staff prior to test dates in order to expedite the process. 
  • All staff will be clean shaven in exact accordance with CSA Z94.4-11 (annex)
  • Staff cannot smoke, eat or drink within 20 minutes of any test to be conducted.


Hot Zone Training Consultants have a permanent fit testing clinic located in Cambridge for any after hour needs. Call for details.


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