Operate Breathing Apparatus aims to provide candidates with the necessary skills to safely wear Breathing Apparatus in a hazardous or toxic environment. The course covers the following:
- Equipment and pre-donning inspections
- Correct donning of breathing apparatus
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Move and search in a reduced visibility environment - smoke, dust, darkness
- Communication procedures and the use of control tally boards
- Use of Breathing Apparatus in emergencies and/or first response situations
- Cleaning, maintenance and storage of Breathing Apparatus
Operate Breathing Apparatus is suitable for persons who are required to wear breathing apparatus for entry to confined spaces with potentially toxic environments, and/or may be required to respond to emergency situations.
Upon successful completion of this unit a Statement of Attainment will be issued.
Common Industry Competencies (CIC) Standard
This course is also delivered as a part of the CIC Standard package.
The Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry has recently implemented the Common Industry Competencies (CIC) standard as a requirement for personnel working in the industry. This standard will enhance the safety competency of all personnel in the industry whilst driving consistency and cost efficiency.
The CIC Standard course includes the below units of competency:
Full payment for courses up to $1,500 must be made before the commencement of the course. For courses that cost over $1,500, Site Skills Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500, with the balance to be paid upon commencement of the course.
Payment can be made via eftpos, cash or cheque. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 700 080.
Please refer to our Refund Policy
Are you interested in Operate Breathing Apparatus? For more information about the course or how to apply, email email@example.com or call 07 4979 1722 or you can Apply Online.
Operate Breathing Apparatus Training requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) , you can still complete the training without a USI, though Site Skills Training is unable to provide you with your completion certificate until you provided us with your USI. To apply for a free USI visit the USI website or contact our facility.
Training and assessment is conducted on-site at the Site Skills Training South Trees. Upon arrangement, training and courses can be conducted at the premises of industry clients providing there a suitable industry training facilities.
Our Gladstone facility is at 17-19 South Tree Drive, South Trees, QLD and training can be delivered on-site/client premises.
There are no formal prerequisites for Operate Breathing Apparatus.
There is no recognition of prior learning for Operate Breathing Apparatus
Units of Competency
MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus
Operate Breathing Apparatus is aimed at personnel in operational roles where there is a requirement to wear breathing apparatus to enter confined spaces, and/or respond to emergency situations.