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Respiratory Fit Test Course (Qualitative)

The qualitative fit testing method is the most widely used method for respirator fit testing

When qualitative fit testing negative pressure respirators, a variety of testing agents can be used The most common types are isoamyl acetate (commonly referred to as banana oil because of its fruit-like aroma), saccharin (a sweet-tasting agent), irritant smoke (stannic chloride) and Denatonium Benzoate (also known as Bitrex). Bitrex leaves a very bitter taste in the mouth of fit test subjects whose masks do not fit properly.

Prior to selecting a respirator, employees are shown how to put on a respirator, how to position it on the face, how to adjust the strap tension, and how to determine an acceptable fit. The employee then picks the most acceptable respirator from a sufficient number of samples and wears it at least five minutes to assess the comfort (chin properly placed, adequate strap tension, fits across the nose bridge, spans the distance from the nose to chin and does not have a tendency to slip). Positive pressure and negative pressure seal checks are then performed.

Positive pressure seal check:

Negative pressure seal check:

Before beginning the qualitative fit testing protocol, employees are given a description of the fit test and their responsibilities during the procedure. Excercises that the test subject performs include:

Each test excercise is performed for one minute.Qualitative fit testing

  • Test subjects may not eat, drink (except plain water), smoke, or chew gum for 15 minutes before the test.
  • The fit test uses the same enclosure as used for the taste threshold screening.
  • Test subjects don the enclosure while wearing the selected respirator.
  • The respirator must be properly adjusted and equipped with a particulate filter(s).

Even though qualitative fit testing can be used to fit test both half-mask and full-face respirators, it is important to note that you are only verifying a 10X assigned protection factor (APF) on both half-mask and full-face respirators.

 

Allstar Enviro Safety Registration Policies

AllstarEnviroSafety  greatly values your business. In order to provide consistency  and equality for all our students and clients, exceptions to the following  policies will not be offered.

COVID 19 Policy

All registrants are required to bring face coverings to class.  Note if you do not have one we can supply one for a small fee. Dependent on the course, you may also be required to wear gloves (ie SFA). 

Please do not attend and let us know immediately if you have COVID 19 symptoms, been exposed to someone with COVID 19, or have travelled in the past 14 days outside of Canada, or if you have been ordered by a Public health authority to quarantine.

Refund / Transfer and No Show Policies:

To be eligible for a full refund or to transfer to a new course, notification in writing, must be received no lessthan five (5)business  days prior to the start date (excluding the day of the course). If changes are requested within 3 to 5 business days prior to the course date a 25% administration fee will be charged.

Registrants who notify us within 2 business day prior to the course or just do not show up, are not eligible for transfer or refunds and forfeit all registration fees.

A "No Show" is defined as a student who does not attend or arrives within 15 minutes (late)of course start times.

On-line Courses - All registrations are final and no Refunds are available.

AllstarEnviro Safety Course Cancellations:

AllstarEnviroSafety  reserves the right to cancel classes. Cancellation notices are via email or phone. In the unlikely event that your training course does not take place after your booking has been confirmed, we will make every effort to reschedule the course and you will be offered an alternative date to take the course issued.

Prerequisite Policy:

A course prerequisite:  any requirement a program identifies as necessary for a student to have successfully completed before taking the course. For example, H2S Alive, Common Safety Orientation  and Ground Disturbance require that you bring government issued picture i.d. to the class.  For recertification of CPR and First Aid, H2S Alive Blended Renewal. It is a requirement to send us the ticket to prove  that the card has not expired yet.

It is the right of AllstarEnviro Safety and/or the instructor to cancel a student's registration in a course if the student has not satisfied the published prerequisites for the course. Failure to provide proof of prerequisites on the day of the training will result in a full forfeit of course fees. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and adhering to course prerequisites.

Third Party Registrations and Payments (companies, parents, spouses, friend, etc.)

As a third-party registrant, you agree to these policies on behalf of the student. It is the third party’s responsibility to ensure that all communication for the program  is received by the  student. AllstarEnviroSafety  will not release any of the Student’s personal information, to the third party without the Student’s prior written consent including  grades, or copies of tickets.

Inherent Risk

Some risk is inherent in all courses.  Many programs include lifting, hanging from a tripod, putting on breathing apparatus, rescuing and doing compressions repeatedly. By enrolling and  participating in these courses, it is understood that you are aware of this element of risk and accept it as an integral part of the activity. For those of you with any limitations, please identify them at the time of registration so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cell phones, Cameras and Electronic devices

For the protections of our student’s privacy, the use of personal electronic devices for recording, photographing and video purposes is strictly prohibited. Please use electronic devices respectfully in all areas.

Literacy

Our programs require a certain level of literacy and a grasp of the English language to pass. Most programs do not accommodate an oral exam.  In addition, please bring your necessary hearing aids and glasses so that the student can grasp the program being delivered.

Behavior Policy

AllstarEnviroSafety  strives to provide our students with a safe and appropriate environment to facilitate learning. If AllstarEnviro Safety staff determine that a student’s behavior is disruptive or threatening, the staff may take any action he or she deems prudent to protect themselves. This can include discussing the matter with the student, asking the student to leave or calling the police.

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