3M Centre for Respiratory Protection
Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1715 requires employers to train and fit-test employees who use respiratory protection on the job. This annual training gives you a chance to explain the importance of respiratory protection and give everyone a refresher course on properly using and caring for their equipment.
1. Identification of Respiratory hazards.
2. Reasons for RPE
3. RPE Selection
4. Uses and proper fitting.
5. Wear time
6. Limitations of RPE
7. Maintenance and storage of RPE
8. Program Summary
Talk about maintenance and storage of respirators. If your employees are responsible for the maintenance of their own reusable respirators, go over the detailed cleaning, inspection, repair and storage procedures listed in the respirators’ instruction manuals.
NOTE: Disposable respirators may simply be thrown away.
For answers to questions about and/or help with respirator training, contact your 3M Personal Safety Division sales representative.
If you don’t know who your sales representative is or for assistance with the use of your 3M respirators, call 3M Helpline at 0800 364 357 (NZ) or visit the 3M website.