Face Fit Nebuliser

The nebuliser creates a small mist the testing solution to determine if a complete seal is present between the mask and the users face. This fit test can be performed on all tight-fitting respirators (with exception to full-face masks) and maximises an individuals safety in the workplace.
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The face fit nebuliser can be used to perform qualitative fit testing for all tight-fitting respirators, with exception to full-face masks. The nebuliser creates a small mist from the bitter/ sweet-tasting test substance. If the user notices any taste, it indicates that the seal has been broken and the user must be refitted. This procedure is safe to repeat and enables individuals to maximise their safety in the workplace.
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Christmas-New Year Dispatch Dates:

  • 21st December midday cut off.

Any orders placed after this date will be processed.

  • 28th December midday cut off.
  • 29th December midday cut off.
  • Next dispatch date: 2nd January 2024.
    • Whilst standard delivery is stated as 1-3 days we are currently delivering over 99% of orders the next business day as a standard service if placed before 2.30 pm.

Delivery Options:

  • Standard Delivery: (1-3 business days) (£ 5.75 - £ 6.20)
  • Next Business Day Delivery: (Order Must be placed before 2 pm) (£ 9.50 ex vat)
  • Next Day Working Day Delivery Pre 12 delivery (Order Must be placed before 2 pm): £ 11.50 ex vat
  • Next Working Day Delivery Pre 10.30 delivery (Order Must be placed before 2 pm): £ 13.95 ex vat
  • Weekend Delivery Options:
  • Saturday Delivery: (Order Must be placed before 12 pm) £ 22.50 ex vat


  • The free delivery over £ 75 net is only available for UK mainland.
  • Deliveries to Islands and highlands are a 2-3 day delivery option only & charged at £ 16 ex vat.

Frequently Asked Questions

01: Do I need to undertake a face Fit Test?

It is crucial to the user that they are wearing a suitably sized and correctly adorned mask so that there is no reduced protection. An ill-fitting mask or a mask that has been put on incorrectly may leave small gaps between the face & respirator mask. It is also the legal responsibility of the company tom ensure that all operatives are face fit tested.

02: Why undertake a face fit Test?

The performance of respiratory face pieces depends on good contact between the wearers skin & the face seal of the respiratory mask. An inadequate fit & if the mask has been put on incorrectly protection levels will be reduced. A correct fitting respirator is vital to prevent exposure. A face fit test kit will identify if this is the case.

03: What masks are required to be face fitted?

There is a legal requirement that all employees should be face fitted if wearing any tight face fitting masks such as FFP dust masks (EN 149) (including FFP1, FFP2 & FFP3 Dust Masks), reusable half masks (EN140) & Full Face Masks (EN136).

04: What masks do not require face fitting?

Powered air respirators s (EN12941) and compressed air units (EN139 & (EN270) do not require face fitting or the normal face fit tests to be carried out.

05: How is Facepiece Fit Testing Carried out?

There are two basic methods of Respiratory fit testing: Qualitative fit testing & Quantitative fit testing.

Qualitative face fit testing is a simple 20 minutes subjective assessment of leakage whereas

Quantitative face fit testing require specialist equipment & provide an objective assessment of fit.

06: Can all masks be tested be tested using a Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit?

Qualitative fit tests are relatively simple to perform and are suitable for respirator half masks & Disposable FFP masks only. They are not suitable for Full Face Masks. Full face masks can only be face fitted using a Quantitative Face Fit test.

07: What is a Qualitative Face Fit Test Kit?

Approved by the HSE, this type of face fit test is a subjective assessment. A face fit test hood is placed over the head of the wearer whilst wearing the face mask. A strong smelling or strong tasting substance (Either Bitrex test solution giving a bitter taste or Saccharin sweet testing solutions giving a sweet taste) is added by nebuliser inside the face fit test hood.

If the wearer cannot smell or taste any additives, they are seen to have an adequate facial seal. The test can be compromised if the wearer has an impaired sense of taste or smell from smoking (Must not spoke for 24hrs) or illness. This test can be carried out by a competent person trained to HSE standard.

Suitable masks to be tested: FFP Dust masks & Reusable Half Mask Respirators.

08: What is a Quantitative Face Fit Test Kit?

This face fit test requires specialised equipment however can test all types of masks such as disposable masks, reusable half masks & Full Face masks. This is a far more accurate test giving a definitive assessment of facial fit & a direct numerical result called fit factor. The test measures the level of particles both within the mask & a particle count outside the mask creating a ratio.

The fit factor is a measure of how well the facepiece seals against the wearers face. The higher the fit factor the better the fit between face seal & face.

09: What could affect a face fit test?

The purpose of the test is to ensure that the seal between mask & face is providing an adequate fit. Facial hair, scars, outstanding facial features & jewellery can all detract from the performance of the respirator. All testing must be undertaken on a cleanly shaven face.

If the wearer has an impaired sense of taste or smell, a smoker (Must not spoke for 24hrs) or illness the test can be compromised.