Operate breathing apparatus SCBA (1/2 Day)

This course is aimed at personnel who are required to select, inspect, operate and maintain self-contained breathing apparatus. The training is suitable for persons who work in, or are involved with emergency response in confined spaces or environments with oxygen deficient atmospheres or atmospheres with toxic contaminants exceeding the exposure standards.

The Standard AS/NZS 1715 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment (clause 2.4 RPE Training) states the following: –
“Occupational health and safety legislation requires employees to be trained and supervised to carry out their work safely. Where RPE is to be used, training shall be provided in the safe use and limitations of the RPE. Training shall be provided at the commencement of employment, and at routine intervals thereafter. The frequency of retraining will depend on the complexity of the program and the degree of the hazard, but as a minimum shall be considered at least annually.”

Persons who complete confined space training with BA, and then complete refresher training at intervals of greater than 12 months, should consider completing this unit at least annually in the years between confined space refresher training.

Training Subjects & Practical Exercises

  1. Legislation and Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715
  2. Hazard identification and risk assessment to determine most suitable type of BA
  3. Main components of BA
  4. BA pre-use inspection
  5. Calculating working duration
  6. Donning & doffing BA
  7. Communication when wearing BA
  8. Using BA control tally boards

Training & Support Material

  1. Breathing Apparatus Training Manual
  2. Breathing Apparatus Document Templates
  3. Lunch is provided for public courses

Course Pre-requisites

Pre Entry Requirements

  1. Participants require sufficient literacy and numeracy levels to read and interpret policies and procedures, safety data sheets and sample permits.
  2. Participants will need the physical ability to perform some strenuous activities in the practical exercises.

Assessment includes written questionnaires, practical demonstrations, oral questioning and participation in group activities or teamwork.

Vocational Outcome
Combined Training & Consulting Pty Ltd t/a CTC Safety RTO 7053 will award successful participants with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in:

  1. MSAMPOHS216A Operate breathing apparatus

Public Courses
Regular public courses are run at our venues in Emu Plains – Sydney, Edgeworth – Newcastle, Botany – Sydney, Wyong – Central Coast and Coniston – Wollongong. Please see our public course schedule at www.ctcsafety.com.au

Group Bookings & Onsite Training
The training can be delivered for a group at one of our training facilities or on site at your premises if you have suitable facilities including a training / induction room and access to a suitable practical area. For our training locations please visit www.ctcsafety.com.au

Refer to CTC Safety Standard Price Guide at  www.ctcsafety.com.au or call us on 02 9979 7888 to discuss prices and options. *Group and corporate discounts may apply if your firm is eligible.

Dress code
Attendees are required to wear suitable work clothes and fully enclosed shoes.

Terms and Conditions
Please refer to www.ctcsafety.com.au for our full training course and booking conditions.


Group Bookings
Maximum number of attendees is 12.

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Duration: 1/2 Day
Public courses start at 8.00am and are usually completed by 1.00pm, dependent upon the learning abilities of the participants
Cost: $295.00