Ensure A Secure Fit With Face Fit Tested Respirators For The Workplace

A 3M FFP3 facemask sat amongst colourful flowers that has been face fit tested to ensure it will provide adequate protection to the wearer

Providing your employees with face fit tested respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is crucial to safeguard them when they are working in hazardous conditions, where they may be exposed to respirable hazards. When inhaled, airborne particles and contaminants can cause serious health problems, such as respiratory diseases, lung damage, or cancer.

In this article, we’ll discuss why it’s vital that RPE is face fit tested and the different types of face fit tested respirators that we supply at Fire Safe International.

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Why RPE Must Be Face Fit Tested

To ensure effectiveness, respiratory protective equipment must undergo robust face fit testing to ensure that it forms a secure seal, thereby preventing the ingress of harmful particles, contaminants, or pathogens. A proper fit helps confirm the user’s safety by ensuring that the RPE suits their unique facial features, reducing the risk of exposure to respirable hazards that can cause long-term and life-changing health problems.

Our Face Fit Tested Respirators


The ULTF3V, also known as WAWD3V, is an FFP3 respirator that is renowned for its exceptional fit and comfort, catering to different sizes and shapes of faces. Enhanced by a soft foam seal and adjustable straps equipped with secure clips, a comfortable, snug, and protective fit can be achieved which is verifiable through rigorous Face Fit Testing. The ULTF3V is certified to FFP3 NR and is supplied in packs of five.

3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9330+

The 3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9330+ offers FFP3 protection while maintaining low breathing resistance and features a flat-fold three-panel embossed design to effectively minimise eyewear fogging. Additionally, the inclusion of a chin tab streamlines the process of putting the respirator on and helps to ensure a secure fit for a range of users. The 3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9330+ delivers exceptional comfort and safety, making it an ideal choice for prolonged wear in hazardous environments. Supplied in packs of ten.

Alpha Solway 3000 Series 3030V

The Alpha Solway 3000 Series 3030V FFP3 respiratory mask utilises an electrostatic filter media to offer exceptional filtration efficiency. Featuring a lightweight outer shell that retains its shape and provides comfort for the user, the mask also achieves low breathing resistance for easier breathing while providing robust protection in environments where FFP3-level filtration is essential. The mask conforms to the same standards as the ULTF3V and 3M Aura, EN 149: 2001 + A1: 2009 FFP3 NR.

Protect Your Workers With Face Fit Tested RPE

Safeguarding your workers from respirable hazards is a legal and moral responsibility that you shouldn’t ignore. At Fire Safe International, we stock a range of RPE and offer expert advice to help you to choose the most suitable respirators for your team.

For more information, please get in touch with our team today.

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