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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

Allstar Enviro Safety  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.

Refund / Withdrawal / Transfer Policies:

To be eligible for a refund, notification in writing must be received more than five (5)business  days before the start date (excluding the day of the course). An administration fee of 25% of the cost of the program will be withheld from the refund amount. Notification received five (5) days or less are not eligible for a refund. Refunds may take up to four weeks to process.

To be eligible for a transfer at no charge, notification must be received more than five (5) business days before the start date (excluding the day of the course). Notification five (5) days or less are eligible with an administration fee. Administration fees are 25% of the full course fee. These Fees are applied at time of notification.

If you notify us on the day of the course ,notifications are not eligible for transfer or refunds and registrant will forfeit all registration fees.

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

Allstar Enviro Safety Course Cancellations

Allstar Enviro Safety  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.

No Show Policy

A "No Show" is defined as a student who does not attend or arrives more than 15 minutes late for a registered class. All “no shows” will result in a forfeit of course fees. The student will have to register again and pay  to attend our programs.

Prerequisite Policy

A course prerequisite is 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, it is a requirement to send us the ticket to prove  that the card has not expired yet.

It is the right of Allstar Enviro 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. Allstar Enviro Safety  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, rescueing 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

Allstar Enviro Safety  strives to provide our students with a safe and appropriate environment to facilitate learning. If Allstar Enviro 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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Our instructors are certified to conduct a variety of courses and have many years experience in facilitating programs.

Over 20 years running seminars in the Alberta area.

Programs are recognized in Canada and many for international applications.

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We meet or exceed Industry Standards.