This course is focused on the use of breathing apparatus in emergency situations. This course develops the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.
This course applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
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The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus are:
- Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
- Operate breathing apparatus
- Conclude operations in accordance with procedures
Training Standard Pre-requisites
There are no training standard pre-requisites for this course.
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
There are no ERGT required skills and knowledge applicable for this course.
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
This course is designed for individuals that are in fulltime or part time employment , are members of an existing emergency response team and therefore have the following skills and knowledge:
- Company Induction training
- Workplace emergency response procedures (including extinguishers)
- Site Emergency response structure and mustering procedures
- Organisational hazard identification and the reporting of hazards
- Risk assessment processes
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, group discussion, practical demonstrations and practical exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written assessment, 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 is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.