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FitCheck® Technology wins a Red Dot Award for Product Design 2020


We are pleased to announce that we’ve won a Red Dot Award for Product Design 2020 for FitCheck® Technology. This is life-saving technology to be used in combination with Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) and our product design team is incredibly proud to have been recognised with such a prestigious design award.

FitCheck® Technology is the world’s first in/on mask quantitative fit check system, designed to alert tight fitting respiratory protection users to leaks in their masks. FitCheck® Technology identifies if masks have a good seal against the face, so that when users breathe, the air enters via the filter rather than through the edges of the mask, preventing wearers for inhaling contaminated air. It provides a quantitative check that can be performed by the user each time a respirator is worn, giving valuable peace of mind.

FitCheck® Technology was designed to meet the demands of today’s health and safety requirements where many people are put at risk each year with ill-fitting respiratory masks. The new FitCheck® Technology means testing is no longer subjective. The test is accurate every time, even detecting something as small as a hair under the seal of a mask. As the test is performed, a green light indicates an adequate seal has been made whilst a red light indicates a seal breach.

With integrated IoT technology, an accompanying app records and stores test results so users and employers can review them at any time, ensuring health and safety compliance.

The Red Dot is the award for high design quality. The international jury awards this sought-after seal of quality to works that set themselves apart thanks to their excellent design.