Commit2Fit Training and Accreditation Scheme

Why Commit2Fit was developed

New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS) was encouraged by people working in the health and safety sector (Occupational Hygienists, Occupational Health Nurses, Occupational Doctors, Health and Safety Specialists), Businesses (including Healthcare, Construction, Manufacturing) and Government (WorkSafe NZ) to develop a respiratory protective equipment fit test providers competency scheme.

The aim: To increase the number of fit testers and to ensure a minimum level of competency is achieved so fit testing is correct and reliable.

What is Commit2Fit based on

Commit2Fit is not a new concept, similar schemes exist in the UK (Fit2Fit) and Australia (RESP-FIT). NZOHS bases the training on existing global fit testing protocols from OSHA 1910.134 (Fit Testing Procedures), ISO 16975-3 (Part 3: Fit-testing procedures) and HSE INDG479 (Guidance on respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit testing). The AS/NZS 1715:2009 (Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment) provides the framework for respiratory protection programmes and fit tester training that is the basis for Commit2Fit. The assessment of fit tester competency is based on ISO 16975-3 criteria and syllabus material from other fit tester competency schemes.

Commit2Fit Competent RPE Fit Tester Register

All those who pass the scheme become competent fit testers and are added to the NZOHS RPE Fit Test Provider register. Individuals can then be approached directly by workplaces to conduct fit testing for tight fitting respirators.

“Commit2Fit have worked closely with the experts in WorkSafe NZ. Following this scheme is not compulsory and employers are free to take other action to comply with the law. But if you follow this scheme, you will be doing enough to demonstrate good practice.”

Find a Tester

Key

QLFT (Taste) = QLFT: Aerosol Qualitative (Taste: Saccharin/Bitrex) QNFT (CNC) = QNFT: Aerosol Quantitative (Ambient Aerosol Condensation nuclei-counting - CNC)
First Name Surname Company Fit Test Method Competency Achieved Regions Covered Phone Email Certificate Number Available to conduct fit test
Tessa Allan WorkAble QLFT (Taste) Gisborne 0279406757 C2F01-16 YES
Rebecca Bailey Dowdell & Associates Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) All Regions 0212304883 C2F01-10 YES
Kurt Blomquist Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste) All Regions 02108190061 C2F01-09 YES
Suzanne Broadbent HaS Expertise Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) North Island, South Island, Northland, Auckland, Canterbury, Otago 0274474373 C2F01-17 YES
Suzanne Croft OH Well Ltd QNFT (CNC) Canterbury 03 3772661 C2F02-02 YES
Ben Gordon FaceFit QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland, Waikato 0800004197 C2F01-12 YES
Jarrod Graham LOOP Health and Safety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wairarapa 0278441415 C2F01-04 YES
Joanne Graham LOOP Health and Safety Ltd QLFT (Taste) Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 0274180303 C2F01-08 YES
Bridgette Jennings Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 021395069 C2F01-06 YES
Penny King 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Northland 0272490040 C2F01-07
Deb McAlpine 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay 0274367223 C2F01-05
Sam McGee Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington 0220601485 C2F01-15 YES
Levi Mines Refining NZ QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) All Regions 0224609785 C2F01-14
Carolyn Parris Health Spectrum Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 0274482934 C2F01-13 YES
Lucre Pfefferman 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) All Regions 0278018549 C2F01-01
Paul Robertson Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 0211503544 C2F01-02 YES
Taylor Rooney Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 0220816016 C2F01-11 YES
Steven Streeter Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) North Island, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough 0220601480 C2F01-03 YES
Annette Stubbersfield OHM QLFT (Taste) Wellington, Wairarapa 0272333727 C2F02-01 YES