This course aims to train participants to be capable of identifying hazards that require the use and operation of open circuit breathing apparatus, as well as controlling teams of others using breathing apparatus at an emergency scene.
Note: This course is a new release but is equivalent to the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus course which is still available for students to book until at least Oct 2020
- Identify workplace hazards and risks, and advise others
- Implement hazard and risk control procedures
- Monitor effectiveness of hazard and risk control procedures
- Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
- Don and check breathing apparatus
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Conclude operations
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit & PUAFIR210 Prevent injury
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
To meet the course requirements, students must:
- Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments
- Provide their USI on enrolment
- Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence
- Be physically fit and able to carry at least 20 kgs of weight
- Be clean shaven as per AS 1715
- Be able to manage feelings of claustrophobia
- Wear or bring long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots, safety glasses, sun hat
- Must be able to climb ladders or stairs under load
The prerequisite unit PUAFIR210 Prevent injury will be delivered as part of this course, however students are required to be assessed as competent in this unit prior to being assessed in PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit.