2018 Dates

Course available upon request

 
 

 

Operate Breathing Apparatus (MSMWHS216)

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COURSE OVERVIEW  

This competency applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus for pert of their job - because they are working in confined space, with hazardous gases/vapours, in a toxic atmosphere or for other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

They may also be required to wear it in emergency situations, however this is not the prime focus of this unit, and so makes this unit different from PUAFIR207A Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit, as it has no prerequisite and is much broader in its application.

LEARNING OUTCOMES  
  • Respiratory system
  • Components and characteristics of breathing apparatus
  • Operate Breathing apparatus
  • Use of procedures, lines and tallies
  • Pre-use checks and tests
  • Breathing apparatus control
  • Entrapment procedures
  • Communications
VOCATIONAL OUTCOMES  

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Specialist roles which may require the wearing of SCBA such as confined space entry and handling toxic gases and chemicals

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Refridgeration
  • Chemical Handling
  • Water Treatment
  • Fumigation
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS  

Safety Boots or Enclosed footwear, wear suitable attire, Clean Shaven as per Australian Standard AS/NZS1715, pen/pencil.

DELIVERY AND DURATION  

Duration - Four (4) Hours

Time - 8.30am to 4.30pm

Operate Breathing Apparatus is open to the public and can be delivered on your site or at the Academy upon request. Learners will receive training in both theiry and practical activities. Morning tea/coffee is provided when delivered at TTA. Please advise office of any dietry requirements

RPL/LEARNING PATHWAYS  

RPL is not offered. This UOC is from the MSA Training Package. For further information refer to www.mskills.com.au