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Note: This course has been superseded by but is equivalent to the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus course which will be available for students to book from Oct 2020
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 12 participants per program.
The national competency package for this subject requires that participants be clean shaven as per the requirement of AS 1715. It is also highly recommended that participants have a fitness level appropriate to members of an active response team.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.