Breathing apparatus training is scheduled upon request only
Or give us a call on 1300 001 201
DOWNLOAD COURSE BROCHURE
For corporate or group rates, please contact our office at 1300 001 201.
We accept payment by credit card or EFT.
Credit card payment can be made over the phone 1300 001 201 or in person at our Bendigo office.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework for the following unit(s) of competency:
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
This unit of competency 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.
Training in MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus applies to operators 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.
Operators may also be required to wear breathing apparatus in emergency situations, however, this is not the prime focus of this unit.
The following subjects will be covered as part of the training:
Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
- Inspect breathing apparatus for immediate use in accordance with relevant procedures (emergency procedures, work instructions, SWMS, etc.)
- Report/record faulty or damaged equipment
Operate breathing apparatus
- Identify, monitor and control hazards
- Establish and maintain communication with appropriate personnel throughout the activity
- Correctly don and operate self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
- Monitor remaining Woking time available and return to a respirable atmosphere as required
- Implement entrapment procedures
- Maintain personal safety at all times
- Close down breathing apparatus set
- Remove breathing apparatus set
- Undertake after-use cleaning and maintenance of breathing apparatus
- Report faults and/or damage to breathing apparatus
- Make equipment ready for operational use
1 half-day course (approximately 4 hours)
Face to face
There are no pre-reading requirements. All content is covered in class as part of the training.
Students will be required to complete a written theory assessment as well as a practical demonstration assessment.
Mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions. Student will be required to write down their own answers.
For students with learning disabilities or lack of English proficiency, reasonable adjustment may be applicable on a case-by-case basis. Please give us a call on 1300 001 201 to discuss your specific learning needs.
Please note, students must be clean shaven in order to be satisfactorily assessed for the practical breathing apparatus component of the training
Each student will be required to participate in at least one practical scenarios which will assess their ability to:
- conduct pre-donning tests on breathing apparatus
- correctly don and operate breathing apparatus
- identify hazards and apply control measures according to procedures
- communicate while using breathing apparatus
- determine the available working time from a breathing apparatus set
- correctly close down, remove and clean breathing apparatus
- report faults and/or damage to breathing apparatus
No formal pre-requisite requirements apply.
However, it is highly recommended that individuals who enrol in this unit of competency hold current competency in RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces and/or have working knowledge of safety concepts related to working in or with confined spaces.
Students must be 16 years of age or older. Participants under 18 years of age will be required to provide parental consent to attend training.
Students must be relatively fit and able to perform the activities outlined in the Assessment Requirements in order to be accurately assessed and deemed competent.
Given the nature of the practical assessment, students must be at a minimum fit to climb and crawl, and not have a fear of confined spaces.
Reasonable adjustment may be applicable on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about the practical assessment or the fitness requirements, please give us a call 1300 001 201.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Sound reading and writing skills required to undertake the written assessment. Reasonable adjustment may be applicable on a case-by-case basis. Please get in contact with us if you have any questions regarding the minimum LLN requirements.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Students attending this course require a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, you will need to get one from the USI Website: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi
If you think you may already have a USI you can check here: https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi
Please arrive in suitable clothing (enclosed footwear mandatory, long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended)
FAQ & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
How often should I complete BA training?
Brething apparatus competency does not formally have an expiry date.
However, the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment stipulates the frequency of retraining and reassessment ‘as a minimum shall be considered at least annually’.
The “refresher” training is also a half-day course.
How often do you deliver breathing apparatus courses?
Breathing apparatus courses are scheduled upon request only.
Please contact our office at 1300 001 201 or email us at email@example.com to discuss your training needs and inquire about next available date options.
Where are your training centres?
Our Bendigo Training Facility is located at 10 Trantara Court, East Bendigo, VIC 3550
Our Perth Training Facility is located at 21 Joel Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004
How do I book in for a breathing apparatus course?
To book and enrol into a gas testing course, please call our office at 1300 001 201 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you provide BA training within our workplace?
Yes! We can definitely deliver workplace training. Please give us a call at 1300 001 201 to discuss your training needs further and receive a quote for on-site training.
Do you take large group bookings for BA training?
Currently, any courses delivered at our training facilities are capped at 10-12 students per class.
For on-site training, we may be able to deliver training to larger groups; however, that is dependent on the type of training being delivered and the size of the available facilities.
For group bookings, either at our training centres or at your site, please give us a call at 1300 001 201.
Please review the Learner Handbook as it provides important information in relation to your rights and responsibilities as a learner with ISH24
Influenza and COVID-19 Management
The health and wellbeing of our personnel and fellow students at ISH24 is our number one priority.
ISH24 will continue to deliver training in a face-to-face environment with the following measures in place:
- Face masks are available to all students upon request
- Hand sanitisation products are available to all visitors
- Thorough cleaning procedures are implemented at all training facilities
- Ad hoc safety measures might be implemented in response to rise in infections or based on recommendations from regulatory and governing bodies
We ask that students also follow basic hygiene and safety precautions while completing training with ISH24.
We continue to closely monitor the constantly evolving situation surrounding coronavirus and will amend our service delivery procedures to stay in line with the advice of the Australian Government.
If you feel unwell the evening before the course, or on the morning of the course, please do not attend.
Please notify us that you will be unable to attend, by emailing us at email@example.com or leave a message if you are calling outside of business hours on 1300 001 201
We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation
Any questions, please give us a call at 1300 001 201
Or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry
COURSE BOOKING ENQUIRY
Send us an enquiry
Our training calendar has options for both public and private training courses. Send us a message or give us a call at 1300 001 201 to find out the next available training dates and book into a course.
Or visit us at any of our office locations
Head Office – Bendigo:
10 Trantara Court, East Bendigo, VIC 3550
East Perth Office:
21 Joel Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004
265 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie, WA, 6430