Operate Breathing Apparatus - 1/2 day

Nationally Recognised Training

National units of competency

  • MSMWHS216 – Operate Breathing Apparatus

Application and Relevance

This competency applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus for part of their job. Applications could include working in a confined space, working with hazardous gases/vapours, working in an anoxic atmosphere or for other applications requiring the wearing of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (CABA). They may also be required to wear it in emergency situations. This unit covers competence associated with the operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus (SCBA/CABA) equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere.

Course Content

Topics include and are not limited to:

  • Respiratory system
  • Effects of irrespirable atmospheres on the body
  • Conduct pre-donning checks and function tests on the SCBA/CABA
  • Report/record faulty or damaged equipment
  • Donn and operate breathing apparatus
  • Communications
  • Implement entrapment procedure
  • Close down
  • Doff breathing apparatus
  • After use cleaning and maintenance

Inclusions

Training conducted by experienced confined space and rescue specialists 
Course documentation 
Up to 4 hours classroom, practical training and assessment

Prerequisites

Students should have a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills. 
It is recommended that participants contact Zokal prior to their course if they have any concerns about their ability to complete the training.
See Student handbook for additional information.

Course Logistics

Number of Participants: 10
Requirement: Provide UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI number) and ID
Students must have industry experience.
Students must have reasonable level of physical fitness due to the task requirements of this course.
Students must complete and return the PRE-ENROLMENT QUESTIONNAIRE prior to attending for the course
Equipment: All training materials are supplied by Zokal Safety Training
Meals: Full Day Courses – Lunch will be provided and light refreshments will be provided at morning break (only on our premises). Half Day Courses – Light refreshments will be provided at morning break (only on our premises)
Dress: Students are required to wear CLEAN clothing appropriate for the workplace and CLEAN covered shoes. Students to bring own gloves if they require them. Please bring them with you on the day.
All other equipment used will be supplied by Zokal Safety Training.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, AND MUST BE ABLE TO FILL OUT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.

Assessment Methods

This is a competency-based programme with progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Please let us know if there are any issues that your Zokal trainer should be aware of. These may include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Physical limitations, such as hearing, vision or mobility concerns
  • Anything that may affect your experience in the training course

Award Issued

Nationally – recognised accreditation such as a wallet card and Statement of Attainment Certificate as outlined above will be issued on satisfactory completion of all assessments, to successful participants. Zokal Safety Training Pty Ltd Code 9126

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Course Dates

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Start Date Classes Units Location Places left Cost
Thu 27th Jun 2024 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training Cost $164.00 Apply
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Thu 12th Dec 2024 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit ZOKAL Cost $164.00 Apply
Tue 7th Jan 2025 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training Cost $164.00 Apply
Tue 21st Jan 2025 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training Cost $164.00 Apply
Tue 4th Feb 2025 at 11:45AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training Cost $164.00 Apply