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Operate Breathing Apparatus - Open Circuit

Duration:
2 Days

Max Students:
8

Designed for:
This course is designed for students who are members of an emergency response team or service requiring the use of breathing apparatus.

Pre-requisites:
PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (delivered during the conduct of the course)

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:
Nil

Description:
The course targets the safe wearing and operation of breathing apparatus in a situation that can be physically stressful.

Content:

  • Introduction to respiratory protection
  • Physiology of respiratory protection
  • When to wear protective equipment
  • Types of respiratory protection
  • Breathing apparatus safety
  • Donning and Doffing
  • Wearing drills
  • Basic maintenance
  • Communication systems
  • Airline systems
  • Entrapment procedures
  • Search and rescue techniques
  • Identification of typical hazards in the workplace
  • Use of protective clothing and equipment

Units of Competency

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

Assessment:
Competence in this unit will be assessed by using breathing apparatus in scenarios and will involve theoretical assessment and / or targeted questioning.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint or the issued learner resource including use of audio-visual material and practical activities involving breathing apparatus.


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