Course Outline

  • Applicable Australian Standards and regulations
  • Hazardous environments that require breathing protection
  • Breathing apparatus training requirements
  • The human respiratory system
  • Types of breathing apparatus
  • Communication procedures
  • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard control
  • Breathing apparatus components
  • Calculating working duration and emergency escape times
  • Using breathing apparatus control tally boards
  • Breathing apparatus safety and entrapment procedures
  • Cleaning, maintenance and testing procedures


This course is aimed at ensuring the health and safety of personnel who have to undertake work activities within an irrespirable atmosphere. the training provide guidance to maintain and operate an open breathing apparatus and as for gas testing this course will help in carrying out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area of work space to determine if its safe.