Fire Fighting & Helideck Operations

Breathing Apparatus User

Breathing Apparatus User

Course Overview

The Breathing Apparatus User course will train delegates in the correct methods on how to make up, test and proficiently use self-contained breathing apparatus. In addition to this, delegates will be made aware of the variety of factors which can impact the safe use and maintenance of SCBA sets, the variety of environments where SCBA equipment can be used, and the impact of hazardous gases and changes in oxygen levels.

The course consists of both theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to show their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.


No Prerequisites Required

There are no prerequisites for Breathing Apparatus User

Course Content

By the end of this training programme delegates will be aware of;
- The physiology of respiration
- The composition of air and the effect changes in this composition has on the human body
- A variety of hazardous gases and the effect these have on the human body
- The requirements and purpose of respiratory protection
- The main components of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) set
- Correct care and maintenance of a BA set
- Cylinder durations and the different categories they fall into
- Pre-use testing, operation and wearing of a SCBA
- The factors that affect air consumption and methods of air management

More information

  • Certification: A 3t Training Services certificate will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 24
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 2 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport.

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