Breathing Apparatus

BREATHING APPARATUS PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

This course covers the knowledge and skills covers for the competent operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere. This program applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus for part of their job - because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, in an anoxic atmosphere or for other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

APPLICATION

The program provides participants with the knowledge and skills associated with the operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere.

DURATION

  • 1 day

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

The program is aligned to meet the following Nationally Recognised units of competency:

  • PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

COURSE CONTENT

  • Pre-program administration and instructions
  • Protective equipment (including breathing apparatus)
  • Human Respiration
  • Exposure Limits and Effects on the human body
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Introduction to SCBA Open Circuit
  • SABRE components
  • DUAL and Single Cylinder
  • Air flow – Circuit
  • Pre-operational Checks
  • Don / Doff Apparatus
  • Start-up / Shut Down
  • Servicing
  • Calculating CABA consumption and duration
  • Safe Working Practices when wearing SCBA
  • Entrapped and extended use procedures
  • Refurbishment of Equipment and Scenario Resources
  • Post program administration and closure

PRE-REQUISITES

PUAFIR215 prevent injury

ASSESSMENT

Both written and practical assessment may be conducted to ensure participants can demonstrate the required skills, knowledge and competency.

CERTIFICATION

A Statement of Attainment listing individual units of competency will be issued to participants upon successful completion.

MAX COURSE SIZE

10 participants

COMPLIANCE

  • Relevant State or Territory Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • AS ISO 31000:2018
  • AS/NZS 1715-2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
  • AS/NZS 1716-2012 Respiratory protective devices
  • Other enterprise specific legislation, standards and codes

COURSE MATERIAL

Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.