Respirator Fit Testing
Respiratory Protection Products and Accessories Available
Trowelex is committed to Safety. We were the first supplier in the area to provide the required training for respirator fit testing as described in CSA Z94.4-11 regulation¹. New for 2019, we are very excited to announce we have transitioned to a Quantitative Fit testing method. This method of fit testing is far more accurate, and can help to determine fit factors, which is required on certain high risk jobs. Qualitative methods are still available. Contact us to speak with the program administrator for more information.
We stock Honeywell North half and full face respirators, as well, 3M brand half and full face respirators. We have a wide selection of filtres, cartridges, and combos for sale. Our fit testing and training program is recognized and accepted by all area employers, and WCB.
Please remember before your appointment to be clean shaven prior to the test. Goatees, or beards are not permissible, as you will fail the test. “Soul Patch” is fine. Mustaches may be permitted if the hair does not interfere with the respirator seal. If you have a Mustache, please pop by to review if it is acceptable or not. Please refer to the guide below. Facial Hair requirement applies to all individuals, regardless of gender.
Once we implement our new Quantitative Testing Service the following is important to note:
- participants are not to smoke (Tobacco and / or Cannabis) for at least 30 minutes before the test. failure to comply will result in extra charges as the session will go longer than normal due to failure of the test.
- participants are not to brush teeth or consume alcohol based mouthwash at least an hour before the test.
- failure to comply with the above will result in failure of the test.
- Quantitative testing available for Honeywell and 3M respirators only.
Please note: Trowelex no longer carries or deals with Supplied Air, or SCBA systems. Please contact ENVIRO SAFETY located in the Lower Mainland for rentals.
¹ Regulation states that the program administrator must sign off on the participants competency. To save time, and make things easier, we simply provide the training. Our administrator will customize the training to meet with the participant’s proficiency. We do NOT offer the fit test only. Participants should be prepared to be here for up to 90 minutes.