Course Code and Title:  PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus – Open Circuit

Award Issued: Statement of Attainment for PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus – Open Circuit

Pre-Requisites: PUAFIR201 – Prevent injury

Recertification: Recommended Yearly

Duration: 20 Hours

Course Description: This unit covers the competency required to select, don, operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Objectives: The goal of this course is to train participants with the knowledge and skills required to safely inspect, maintain and operate Self Contained Breathing Apparatus during normal work and in particular during emergency situations in accordance with OHS Regulations and Australian Standard 1715-2009 Breathing Apparatus.

Course Content:
• Breathing Apparatus Training according to Legislation and Regulations
• Hazardous environments that require breathing protection
• Relevant Australian Standards, Regulations explained
• Breathing Apparatus Training requirements
• The Human respiratory system
• Types of Breathing Apparatus
• Communication Procedures
• Risk Assessments and hierarchy of Hazard Control
• Breathing Apparatus Key components
• Calculating working duration & Emergency escape times
• Using Breathing Apparatus Control Tally Boards
• Breathing Apparatus Safety & Entrapment Procedures
• After Use Cleaning, Maintenance & Testing Procedures
• Search & Rescue

Assessment: Assessment will be performed progressively throughout the course using demonstrations of practical skills, scenario’s and short answer theory questions.

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This Course is provided in partnership with, and is accredited by Fire and Safety Australia RTO:22250