Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit & PUAFIR215 Prevent injury
  • $795
  • 2 Days
  • Balcatta

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Course Outline

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Note: This course has been superseded by but is equivalent to the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus course which will be available for students to book from June 2021

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Course Outcomes:

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and state the concepts of atmospheric contents and the process of respiration
  • Inspection and operational checks of Open Circuit Breathing Apparatus
  • Don and use Open Circuit Breathing Apparatus
  • Identify and run breathing apparatus and entry control procedures
  • Use communications during breathing apparatus operations
  • Correctly instigate entrapment procedures
  • Work as a member of a breathing apparatus team
  • Apply search and rescue techniques; and
  • Clean and maintain Open Circuit Breathing Apparatus equipment

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: PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit and PUAFIR215 Prevent injury.

There is a maximum number of 10 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
  • PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (This unit is delivered as part of this course and you will need to be deemed competent prior to completing the SCBA component)

Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:

  • communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • find and use relevant information
  • read and comply with work instructions and specifications
  • read and record measurements
  • record and report information neatly and legibly

If you are looking to book more than 12 participants on a single course, please contact the SETS office on (08) 9240 5191

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