Operate Breathing Apparatus - 1/2 day

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

There are no prerequisite units. Industry Skills Councils have mapped this course to level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. It is recommended that participants provide evidence of their Foundation Skill Level prior to the commencement of the course. 

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
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: Participants are required to wear clean clothing appropriate for the workplace and covered shoes. Students to bring own Gloves if they require them. 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

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start Date Classes Units Location Places left Cost
Wed 24th Jul 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 5      Cost $147.00 Apply
Wed 14th Aug 2019 at 9:00AM 1 class 1 unit Incitec Bris 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Thu 29th Aug 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Tue 3rd Sep 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Wed 11th Sep 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Thu 19th Sep 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply

Classes for 2019
Date Start Finish Room
September
Thursday 19 7:00AM 11:00AM Zokal 1 (No 1 Room)

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Thu 26th Sep 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Tue 1st Oct 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Wed 9th Oct 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Thu 17th Oct 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Tue 22nd Oct 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Thu 31st Oct 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Wed 6th Nov 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Tue 12th Nov 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Wed 20th Nov 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Thu 28th Nov 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Wed 4th Dec 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Tue 10th Dec 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply
Tue 17th Dec 2019 at 7:00AM 1 class 1 unit Zokal Safety Training 2      Cost $147.00 Apply