This course is relevant to the Fire Sector or any individual who is required to operate breathing apparatus open circuit. The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have the responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.
The course involves the skills and knowledge required to select, don, operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in a hazardous atmosphere. It includes conducting pre-donning checks and tests of breathing apparatus; donning and checking of breathing apparatus; operating breathing apparatus and concluding breathing apparatus operations.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Holding the pre-requisite unit PUAFIR210 Prevent injury (* only if undertaking training related to the fire sector)
Participants must have the physical capacity to be able to meet the demands of practical demonstration skills.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
- Pre-donning checks, test procedures and fault reporting
- Concluding operation techniques
- Confined space work
- Rescue operation
Documentation – Completion of an Equipment Fault Log.
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.