If you or your staff use masks or respirators as a primary method of providing respiratory protection then you must undergo a face fit test. Why is this necessary? Face fit testing ensures the selected mask is suitable and provides the necessary protection in your workplace. There are many brands and types of masks available in the marketplace and as masks are different in size and shape so are the wearers. A mask selected for your staff may not be suitable for all and face fit testing is the only recognised method for checking suitability. There are also many poor quality and fake masks available which don’t offer any protection, face fit testing highlights these products inadequacies keeping workers safe.