Commit2Fit Training and Competency 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 0800 369 3355 C2F01-10 YES
Nadine Barnard Precise Consulting QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 022 566 8396 C2F04-11 YES
Kurt Blomquist Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste) All Regions 02108190061 C2F01-09 YES
Suzanne Broadbent HaS Expertise Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland 0274474373 C2F01-17 YES
Cathy Brown Hauora Tairawhiti (TDH) QLFT (Taste) Gisborne 021 225 6501 C2F02-11 YES
Chris Brown 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland 027 566 5793 C2F05-08 NO
Michelle Buckton ProtectHEALTH QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland 027 287 4826 C2F02-08 NO
Bryan Capili Capital & Coast District Health Board QNFT (CNC), QLFT (Taste) Wellington 020 4107 3660 C2F05-03 NO
Julian Clayton Arrow Risk Management Ltd QLFT (Taste) Waikato, Bay of Plenty 027 275 8646 C2F05-04 YES
Gayle Cramond NZ Steel Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 021 063 8225 C2F04-10 YES
Suzanne Croft OH Well Ltd QNFT (CNC) Canterbury 03 3772661 C2F02-02 YES
Donna Daken Key Industries QNFT (CNC) Gisborne, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 027 242 3140 C2F04-04 NO
Sharon Daly Hawkes Bay District Health Board QLFT (Taste) Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 0298708954 C2F01-18 YES
Keri Devine Progressive Safety Ltd QLFT (Taste) All Regions 021 1686 282 C2F04-07 YES
Carina Diaz Thompson New Zealand Steel Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland C2F03-05 NO
Bonnie Easterbrook TDH QLFT (Taste) Gisborne 022 329 1155 C2F04-16 YES
Susan Egan Hauora Tairawhiti QLFT (Taste) Gisborne 021 574 435 C2F02-12 NO
Andy Englefield Verum Group QLFT (Taste) All Regions 027 244 8292 C2F01-20 YES
Jeraldine Fernandez Pereira Royal New Zealand Air Force QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland 021 238 9127 C2F05-10 NO
Miriska Gerber Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd QNFT (CNC), QLFT (Taste) Auckland 027 180 01674 C2F04-06 NO
Ben Gordon FaceFit QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland, Waikato 0800004197 C2F01-12 YES
Paula Goudie QSi Health QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 021 101 9007 C2F06-02 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
Alex Gray Chemsafety Limited QNFT (CNC), QLFT (Taste) North Island, Wellington, Wairarapa 022 657 8308 C2F01-19 YES
Kathryn Harding Whanganui District Health Board QLFT (Taste) Manawatu-Wanganui C2F04-01 NO
Bridgette Jennings Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 021395069 C2F01-06 YES
Jacqueline Johnson Hauora Tairawhiti Gisborne Hospital (Tairawhiti District Health Board) QLFT (Taste) Gisborne +64 214 12038 C2F03-11 NO
Gwion Jones Vinci Grands Projets QLFT (Taste) Auckland 027 365 8852 C2F03-06 NO
Ben Kaa Soletanche Bachy QLFT (Taste) Auckland, Gisborne, Manawatu-Wanganui 022 098 3277 C2F03-10 NO
Penny King 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Northland 0272490040 C2F01-07 NO
Ricky Lewer Direct Hazmat Consultants QLFT (Taste) Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 027 675 8600 C2F06-04 YES
Jeff Lubbock NZDF QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Marlborough 022 369 2411 C2F04-14 NO
Richard MacKay Canterbury District Health Board QLFT (Taste) Canterbury 021 436 323 C2F02-05 NO
Deb McAlpine 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay 0274367223 C2F01-05 NO
Cathy McBride WOHC Health QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Wanganui, Canterbury 0272015829 C2F02-03 YES
Sam McGee Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington 0220601485 C2F01-15 YES
Kate McKenzie Asbestos Surveys & Monitoring NZ Ltd QNFT (CNC) Otago, Southland 03 928 5371 C2F04-13 YES
Paula McNamara Auckland District Health Board QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland C2F02-06 NO
Ruth Medley 3M NZ Ltd QNFT (CNC), QLFT (Taste) Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa +64 278 377 320 C2F05-06 NO
Iidil Merlini Hauora Tairāwhiti QLFT (Taste) Gisborne 06 869 0500 ext 8532 C2F04-02 NO
Levi Mines WorkSafe QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) All Regions C2F01-14 NO
Brian Morgan Culham Engineering Ltd QNFT (CNC) Northland 021 951 181 C2F04-12 NO
Deborah Murphy Hauora Tairawhiti QLFT (Taste) Gisborne 027 284 3400 C2F04-15 NO
Catherine Noble New Zealand Steel QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland 021 0265 5354 C2F04-08 YES
Carolyn Parris Health Spectrum Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 0274482934 C2F01-13 YES
Bernard Peck StaffCare QNFT (CNC) Northland 09 438 8324 C2F03-01 YES
Lucre Pfefferman 3M QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) All Regions 0278018549 C2F01-01 NO
Amy Piper Industrial Footwear and Safety QLFT (Taste) Bay of Plenty 027 847 0130 C2F06-01 YES
William Porter Verum Group QLFT (Taste) All Regions 027 698 9938 C2F01-21 YES
Megan Powell Artemis Health Ltd QLFT (Taste) Wellington 027 566 7920 C2F02-04 YES
Olivia Prieto Bay Occupational Health Consultancy QLFT (Taste) Bay of Plenty 021 966 231 C2F06-07 YES
Andy Redfearn Mercy Hospital QLFT (Taste) South Island, Otago 03 467 6680 C2F03-02 NO
Alison Richards Working Health Ltd QLFT (Taste) Auckland 0800 430 209 C2F06-06 YES
Paul Robertson Chemsafety Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) South Island, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa 0211503544 C2F01-02 YES
Kerry Robertson 3M NZ Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 027 474 3223 C2F02-10 NO
Sage Robinson Safe & Sound Solutions QLFT (Taste) All Regions 027 856 8744 C205-05 YES
Craig Rollitt NZS QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Auckland 021 158 9475 C2F04-09 YES
Taylor Rooney Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd QLFT (Taste), QNFT (CNC) Northland, Auckland 0220816016 C2F01-11 YES
Andrew Stark ASMNZ Ltd QNFT (CNC) West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland 027 939 0408 C2F06-03 YES
Annette Stubbersfield OHM QLFT (Taste) Wellington, Wairarapa 0272333727 C2F02-01 YES
Karl Trask Winstone Wallboards QLFT (Taste) Bay of Plenty 027 292 8091 C2F03-07 YES
Mariette van Steensel Draeger Safety New Zealand QNFT (CNC) All Regions Northland 0800 372 437 C2F03-03 NO
Stuart Wilson StaffCare QNFT (CNC) Northland 09 438 8324 C2F04-03 YES
Tingting Yin Auckland District Health Board QNFT (CNC), QLFT (Taste) Auckland 09 630 9943 ext 29862 C2F05-01 NO