Breathing Apparatus

Course description

This course will enable the learner to use a self-contained breathing apparatus safely (SCBA) and effectively during normal occupational health and safety assignments and emergency procedures.

Summative assessment

  • A passed practical and summative assessment must be completed to achieve competence.

Course outline

At the end of the course, the learner will know:

  • the body’s reaction to self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • the importance of oxygen to the body
  • personal protection while using an SCBA
  • how breathing apparatus will protect you as an employee
  • how to identify different types of breathing apparatus (BA)
  • how to identify different parts of BA
  • how to determine work duration of BA
  • precautions to take when donning a BA
  • how to identify different donning methods
  • how to use BA safely
  • how to identify emergency procedures while using BA.