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Overview

Develop the competency and skills required by Australian Standards to effectively operate breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere.

In this short course you'll develop essential skills in operating breathing apparatus that are expected in the construction industry. You'll learn how to select, use and maintain respiratory protective equipment, and find out about the effects that irrespirable atmospheres have on the body.

You'll gain knowledge and skills in:

  • the effects of irrespirable atmospheres on the body and the need for protective equipment
  • characteristics, component parts, operation of compressed air-breathing apparatus
  • operational testing, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices when wearing breathing apparatus
  • use of procedures, personal lines and tallies
  • pre-use tests and checks
  • breathing apparatus control
  • entrapment procedures
  • communications while wearing breathing apparatus.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with a statement of attainment in for the unit of competency MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus.

Course contents

In order to be issued a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency, within the VET Non-Award Course TNABF Introduction to Breathing Apparatus, a student must successfully undertake the following unit(s):

Develop the competency and skills required by Australian Standards to effectively operate a breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere. You will learn how to select, use and maintain respiratory protective equipment and the effects that irrespirable atmospheres have on the body as well as how to communicate efficiently whilst wearing the apparatus.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with the nationally recognised unit of competency in MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

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