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Are you sure your gas detector is working correctly?
In less than one minute, you can make sure your gas detector’s sensors and alarms are operating correctly. The bump test, also known as a functional test, exposes your gas detector to a known concentration of gases that exceeds the lowest alarm setpoint for each sensor. When the gas detector responds appropriately, you’ll know the sensors and alarms are functional. Be sure to perform a bump test at the start of each day’s work. On average, bump testing only takes 20 to 30 seconds—less time than it takes to put on the rest of your PPE!
Remember: The only way you can be sure your portable gas detector will alert you to a gas hazard is to test it with a known concentration of the target gas. Your life (or the lives of your team members) may depend on it.