If your company uses tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) then a fit test is a legal requirement. The fit test functions to ensure the mask correctly fits the wearer’s face and therefore is able to provide its stated respiratory protection. Ill-fitting masks will not have the required tight seal and are leaky and vulnerable to bypass by contaminants. Mask types that require a fit test are:
Disposable respirators (Qualitative or Quantitative test)
Re-useable half face masks (Qualitative or Quantitative test)
Re-useable full face masks (Quantitative test only)
Thank you for your interest in Camlab and the products we offer,
As you will understand due to the recent outbreak of a new Coronavirus, Camlab are experiencing an unusually high demand for the supply of personal protective equipment including masks. Whilst we are actively and diligently trying to fulfil the current demand for disposable respirators and surgical style masks through our wide supply chain, the manufacturers are now restricting the amount supplied to stockists.
Due to the fast moving nature of the current stock status our website may not reflect the up to the minute position and we suggest you contact us using either the online chat or call us on 01954 233110
Please refer to the links below for general information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) where more detailed information can be found.
Wearing a medical mask can help limit the spread of some respiratory disease. However, using a mask alone is not guaranteed to stop infections and should be combined with other prevention measures including hand and respiratory hygiene and avoiding close contact – at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people.
WHO advises on rational use of medical masks thus avoiding unnecessary wastage of precious resources and potential mis-use of masks (see Advice on the use of masks). This means using masks only if you have respiratory symptoms (coughing or sneezing), have suspected 2019-nCoV infection with mild symptoms or are caring for someone with suspected 2019-nCoV infection. A suspected 2019-nCoV infection is linked to travel in an area in China where 2019-nCoV has been reported, or close contact with someone who has travelled from China and has respiratory symptoms.