This course has been designed for individuals who work alone or as part of a team as an operator required to wear breathing apparatus in their work role. This might be because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, or in an oxygen deficient atmosphere.
It covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus, operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, and conclude operations as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.
Concluding operations will include correctly closing down, removing and cleaning the breathing apparatus and reporting faults and/or damage to breathing apparatus.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
As a minimum, entrants to this course must have:
The literacy and numeracy competencies to be able to read testing equipment and determine the available working time from a breathing apparatus set
The physical capability to wear and work in a breathing apparatus and associated equipment in a range of conditions.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:
- Demonstrate pre-donning checks, tests procedures and fault reporting
- Demonstrate concluding operation techniques
- Label components of breathing apparatus
- Confined space work
- Rescue operation
Documentation – Completion of an Equipment Fault log.
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of short answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.