Operate Breathing Apparatus

Course Certification

MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus

Course Duration

One (1) Day
8 Hours​

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course has been designed for individuals who work alone or as part of a team as an operator required to wear breathing apparatus in their work role.  This might be because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, or in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere.

It covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus, operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, and conclude operations as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.

Concluding operations will include correctly closing down, removing and cleaning the breathing apparatus and reporting faults and/or damage to breathing apparatus.

 

PROVIDER OF TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT:

Please refer to the student handbook located at the bottom of that page for learners’ rights, responsibility and support, and any complaints.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

As a minimum, entrants to this course must have:

  • The literacy and numeracy competencies to be able to read testing equipment and determine the available working time from a breathing apparatus set

  • The physical capability to wear and work in a breathing apparatus and associated equipment in a range of conditions.

 

TRAINING FACILITY:

Training can be conducted at your work site or off-site at one of our purpose built training facilities.

 

FURTHER EDUCATION:

  • Height Safety Supervisor

  • Confined Space Supervisor