RTO Number 52608

Operate breathing apparatus

Purpose

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.

This unit of competency 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
  • in other situations requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

Operators may also be required to wear breathing apparatus in emergency situations, however, this is not the prime focus of this unit.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

Course Overview

This course covers the below aspects:

  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Conclude operations in accordance with procedures

Course Delivery Mode

Training U conducts this course face to face at its Maddington facility or at clients workplace on request.

Course Duration

8 hours

Prerequisites and Course Requirements

Nil

Certification

On successful completion of this course the student will receive a Statement of Attainment.

The CTF provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the CTF in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers. Training U is an approved bulk biller provider with the CTF.

Why Choose TRAINING U?

With a combined 30+ years of industry experience, our team at Training U provides responsive, flexible training and assessment solutions to ensure clients training requirements are met with minimal impact on day-to-day operations. Our training has allowed individuals and companies to expand their knowledge and skills for future success and development. Training U has become a trusted name within the training industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

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