Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

This course applies to persons 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 irrespirable atmospheres as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 or for other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

Our course applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, in an oxygen deficient atmosphere and/or in other situations that will require the wearing of breathing apparatus. This course applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with others.

OPERATE BREATHING APPARTUS

Course Units

MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus,

 

Duration

Up to 8 Hours

Location

Delta Training offers this training at its centre in Euroa.

Delta Training can also offer this course onsite; where we bring our specially designed Confined Spaces/Working at Heights Trailer.

Dress Requirements

Safety shoes and appropriate clothing

Equipment Required

All training equipment provided by Delta Training

Material Required

All material is supplied including trainees guide, workbook, resource materials, assessment paperwork and administrative documentation.

Entry Requirements

Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.

Participants are required to have general good health and fitness and any pre-existing medical conditions that will affect the training must be disclosed prior to attending.

Participants must be clean shaven. The unit of competency demands that students “Don the apparatus in accordance with workplace procedures and the manufacturer’s specifications.” The manufacturer’s specifications state: “The sealing line between head and facepiece must be free of hair and foreign substances which could cause leakages”. Furthermore, AS 1715 requires users to be clean shaven.

Course Description

This course prepares workers with the skills required to safely inspect, maintain, and operate self-contained breathing apparatus.

Our course applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, in an oxygen deficient atmosphere and/or in other situations that will require the wearing of breathing apparatus.

Outcome

Upon Successful completion of this course, participants receive a statement of attainment for MSMWHS217- Breathing Apparatus, and a wallet sized card outline the competencies attained.

Refresher Training

Industry recommends that a refresher course be completed every year.

 

Course Overview

Our breathing apparatus training course will equip you with the skills required to safely inspect, maintain, assemble, and operate self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). This training will be suitable for both confined space workers, and workers who may be required to use breathing apparatus when exposed to hazardous atmospheric environments.

This training course will teach trainees:

How to determine what hazards may exist within various atmospheres
How to risk assess the best work method from the hierarchy of hazard controls
How to inspect breathing apparatus
How to assemble breathing apparatus components
How to test breathing apparatus
How to use breathing apparatus
How to maintain breathing apparatus

Course Outline

Applicable Australian Standards and regulations
Hazardous environments that require breathing protection
Breathing apparatus training requirements
The human respiratory system
Types of breathing apparatus
Communication procedures when using breathing apparatus
Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard control
Breathing apparatus components
Calculating working duration and emergency escape times
Using breathing apparatus control tally boards
Breathing apparatus safety and entrapment procedures
Basic rescue procedures and practices
Cleaning, maintenance and testing procedures

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Phone

Melbourne Office : 03 9018 5511
Euroa Office : 03 5795 3300

Greg Fleming : 0412 020 406
Debra Fleming : 0409 359 933

Address

34 - 36 Railway Street Euroa Victoria 3666

Postal

 PO Box 166, Euroa, Victoria 3666

Email

greg@deltatraining.com.au
deb@deltatraining.com.au

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