Operate Breathing Apparatus

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in a possibly irrespirable, hazardous atmosphere.

This qualification applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus for part of their tasks – because they are working in a confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, in an oxygen deficient atmosphere or for other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus. The Workers may also be required to wear it in some emergency situations, however it is important to note that this is not the primary focus of this unit; it differs from PUAFIR207A Operate breathing apparatus open circuit, as it has no prerequisite and is much broader in its application.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Alternatively, you can speak to us about developing your own Emergency Management courses and programs that Quadrant will deliver for you. Your course will have the framework of a full Nationally Accredited Program that meets best practice AS3745 and State Regulatory requirements.  Undertaking a course in this manner will have increased relevance to your stakeholders as it will include the risk profile of your business and will utilize the components of your safety management system including relevant procedures, risk assessments and permits to works as well as the running of emergency drills based on the risks of the business such as specific chemical spill management and response or class of fire.

Contact us for more information on this and any of our other Health and Safety training.


Course Name: Operate Breathing Apparatus
Unit Code: MSMWHS216
Pre-Requisites: None
Duration: 8 hrs Face to Face

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