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Operate Breathing Apparatus

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  • Price$395.00
  • Duration5 Hours
  • Competency

    MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus

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Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge associated with the operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere.

This competency 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. They may also be required to wear it in emergency situations, however this is not the prime focus of this unit, and so makes this unit different from PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit, as it has no prerequisite and is much broader in its application.

This unit requires the ability to interpret any permits or other documentation associated with the wearing of breathing apparatus for the job.

Upcoming Training Courses

Townsville: Operate Breathing Apparatus

12:30pm 10th December 2021 to 4:30pm 10th December 2021

7:30am 22nd December 2021 to 12:30pm 22nd December 2021

Performance Criteria

  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Conclude operations

Course Overview

  • Operating breathing apparatus
  • Use of procedures, personal lines and tallies
  • Pre-use tests and checks
  • Breathing apparatus control, including principles of BA Control, organisation procedures, Stage 1 (one entry point), Stage 2 (multiple entry points), entry/exit control point, entry/exit control officer, timing device
  • Respiratory system, effects of irrespirable atmospheres on the body, protective equipment
  • Characteristics, component parts, operation of compressed air breathing apparatus
  • Operational testing, standard operating procedures and safe work practices when wearing breathing apparatus
  • Entrapment procedures
  • Inspecting, donning, operating in, removal, cleaning, maintaining and returning to operational status of breathing apparatus.



327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Gate 1, Building 4 – Entry 5
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Course ID: 588 - Operate Breathing Apparatus