BA ER – Breathing Apparatus Emergency Response
The Use of SCBA For Emergency Response Team Members
ERGT Australia’s Breathing Apparatus for Emergency Response course (BA ER) is designed to train personnel in the use and application of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Trainees may be part of an Emergency Response Team (ERT) or may be required to respond to rescue situations in the workplace. Workplace environments could include onshore and offshore locations (potentially isolated from external emergency services), and where work is undertaken that requires entry to confined spaces.
Trainees could hold roles within ERTs, within volunteer organisations or as part of a designated role within an organisation’s structure.
This course is available through corporate group bookings at our Perth, Melbourne & Darwin Safety Training Centres. Please enquire for more information.
This course involves two units of competency and is delivered and assessed with sequencing to accommodate pre-requisite requirements.
The Elements of Competency listed below describe the essential outcomes aligned to the industry performance expectation and are outlined below:
PUAFIR215 Prevent injury
- Identify workplace hazards and risks, and advise others
- Implement hazard and risk control procedures
- Monitor effectiveness of hazard and risk control procedures
PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
- Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
- Don and check breathing apparatus
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Conclude operations
Training Standard Pre-requisites
PUAFIR215 Prevent injury is a pre-requisite to PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit (delivered as part of the course on Day 1)
Trainees must be deemed competent in PUAFIR215 Prevent injury before they can continue on and be assessed in PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit.
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
There are no ERGT required skills and knowledge applicable for this course.
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
It is desirable, but not mandatory, that trainees attend the course with skills and knowledge in;
• company induction training,
• workplace emergency response procedures (including fire extinguishers), and;
• risk assessment processes.
If you do not have the desired skills and knowledge listed above, ERGT recommends attending the Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) as it covers these topics.
ERGT have identified supporting courses that contribute to your ability to meet the desired skills and knowledge. This includes:
MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Please read AS/NZS 1715 Appendix B: Facial Seal of Respirators. You will not be able to meet competency if you do not comply with the requirements of the standard. Please contact ERGT if you require further clarification.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations and participant discussion as well as practical demonstrations and exercises within a simulated workplace environment using specialised equipment. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.