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MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus

This course covers 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.

Duration: 1 Day (8 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 10:1

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.
Participants must be clean shaven. No facial hair can be present to participate in this course.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at persons who are required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working:

  • in a confined space
  • with hazardous gases/vapours
  • in an oxygen deficient atmosphere
  • in other situations, requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

Participants may also be required to wear breathing apparatus in emergency situations; however, this is not the prime focus of this unit.
It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Legislative requirements
  • Hazards
  • Communication
  • Work instructions and safe operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Determine available working time in breathing apparatus
  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Conclude operations in accordance with procedures including cleaning and make ready for operational use

Qualifications for Successful Participants

Statement of Attainment in:
MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not offered for this course as it expected that participants will be new entrants in this course of study.

Learner Support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments and lunch will also be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.

Assessments are made against units of competency.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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