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Fit Testing Support

Legislation & Standards

The following information is provided to support the implementation of a respirator fit testing programme. 3M offers a range of fit test services.

Should you have any queries or require further assistance, please call the 3M Health & Safety Helpline on 0870 60 800 60 (UK) or 1 800 320 500 (Ireland).

Preparing for a Fit Test Programme

Video Demonstration: The Fit Test Video Demonstration: The Fit Test
Video guidance on how to use the 3M™ Qualitative Fit Test Kit.






Fitting the Respirator Correctly: Fitting Videos

Fitting the Respirator Correctly: Fitting Posters

3M™ Disposable Respirators

Classic Range:
8000 Series (PDF, 2.3MB)

Comfort Range:
Aura 9300+ Series (PDF, 0.6MB)
8300 Series (PDF, 2.5MB)

Premium Range:
8800 Series (PDF, 2.0MB)
Aura 9400+ Series (PDF, 0.7MB)

Speciality & Welding Ranges:
9000 Series (PDF, 1.9MB)
9925/28 (PDF, 2.1MB)

Reusable Respirators

Half Masks:
4000 Series (PDF, 0.3MB)
6000 Series (PDF, 0.2MB)
7500 Series (PDF, 1.0MB)

Full Face Masks:
6000 Series (PDF, 0.6MB)


Running a Fit Test Programme

Poster: Respirator Fit Testing (PDF, 0.4MB)
A visual guide to the 3M qualitative fit testing process.

Respirator Fit Test Report (PDF, 18KB)
Download and print a respirator fit test report template.


Further Information

Respirator Fit Testing Technical Bulletin 3M Technical Bulletin: Respirator Fit Testing (PDF, 0.8MB)
Information on methods of fit testing and details of 3M products that support a fit testing regime.

3M™ FT10 Fit Test Kit (Sweet) and Solutions 3M™ FT10 Fit Test Kit (Sweet) and Solutions (PDF, 0.2MB)
Material Safety Data Sheet for the 3M FT10 Fit Test Kit (Sweet) and Solutions.

3M™ FT30 Fit Test Kit (Bitter) and Solutions 3M™ FT30 Fit Test Kit (Bitter) and Solutions (PDF, 0.3MB)
Material Safety Data Sheet for the 3M FT30 Fit Test Kit (Bitter) and Solutions.


Other Sources of Information

BSIF Fit2Fit Accreditation Scheme BSIF Fit2Fit Accreditation Scheme
Link to the British Safey Industry Federation's Fit2Fit Accreditation Scheme for competent fit testers (opens in a new window).

HSE Fit Testing Guidance HSE Fit Testing Guidance
Link to the Health & Safety Executive's guidance on fit testing and the competencies required (opens in a new window).


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