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On this page, you will find our key hints and tips to help make fit testing as fast, easy and accurate as possible.
Please feel free to browse these resources and use for your own training.
About the SafeMask Architect Pro™ Respirator
Made in Canada by the medical mask experts, this medical grade respirator has been evaluated for use in healthcare settings according to recognized standards for biocompatibility, flammability and fluid resistance. It offers optimal respiratory protection by filtering out over 95% of solid airborne particles free of oil for up to 8-hours.
- Approved by Health Canada, the IRSST and the CNESST.
- Premium materials, innovative “duck bill” shape, adjustable nose piece and lightweight construction ensure optimal breathability.
- Unique single split comfort band holds mask securely in place.
- Tested in our laboratories, as well as by a recognized independent laboratory, to ensure quality and compliance.
- Available in 3 sizes; small, medium and large.
Hints & Tips on Fit Testing the Medicom SafeMask Architect Pro™Respirator
The following tips will help ensure the most accurate results when performing fit testing of the Medicom SafeMask Architect Pro™ respirator using either the qualitative or quantitative (Portacount) testing method.
In addition to the usual steps for testing – the wearer must be clean shaven, must not have eaten or smoked recently – he or she must closely follow the specified donning instructions, paying particular attention to ensuring that the Portacount test the probe is fitted in the centre of the top portion of the respirator, between the nose and the chin to one side.
Ensure that the nose piece is curved gently before beginning donning.
Ensure that the nose piece does NOT get pinched into a “V”.
CORRECT RESPIRATOR POSITION
Ensure that the respirator is located just below the chin, approximately 1 cm behind the jawbone, and NOT all the way back to the throat.
Ensure that there is plenty of space at the front of the respirator so that when in place, it is not near the lips.
Ensure that the top strap sits high on the head and, when possible, the lower strap is below the ears.
SEALING THE RESPIRATOR
Once the respirator is correctly positioned, the key areas for fitting are the nose piece and across the cheeks.
Using two fingers on either side of the nose, working away from the nose and across the cheek bones, push firmly every 2mm, moulding the respirator to the cheeks.
Ensure that the nose piece does not create a “V” shape.
The wearer should press firmly along the top of the respirator to ensure a secure fit.
With the Portacount test the probe should be fitted in the centre of the top portion of the respirator between the nose and the chin to one side.
The Medicom SafeMask Architect Pro™ respirator is extremely comfortable and breathable. It is designed to be worn for up to one continuous work session of 8 hours. Please see our videos for donning, doffing and fit testing instructions towards the bottom of this page.
Note: Some of the following demonstrations were filmed using the Kolmi FFP3 respirator, which is equivalent in construction to the Medicom SafeMask Architect Pro respirator. Kolmi is a Medicom brand sold across Europe.
Visit the ASSTSAS website to view self-training materials that provide fit testers with some tips to consider when performing qualitative and quantitative fit tests using Medicom Architect Pro RPDs.Visit ASSTSAS
For detailed directions on the Qualitative Fit Test Process with the Medicom SafeMask Architect Pro™ respirator, please watch our dedicated video.
For detailed directions on the Quantitative or Portacount Fit Test Process with the Medicom SafeMask Architect Pro™ respirator, please watch our dedicated video.
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