Breathing Apparatus Training (Fire)

breathing apparatus training

Do you need to train multiple workers in Breathing Apparatus (Fire) at the same time?

We can provide all the necessary equipment and bring the training to your door at most locations across australia

Intrinsic Safety training

Hassle-Free Breathing Apparatus (Fire) Training


Corporate (Group) bookings can be made from $495 per person*


Initial Course: 2 days
Refresher Course: 2 days


PUAFIR207B Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit


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Price is based on Sydney metro based delivery.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Initial Course:

20 hours (2 days) face to face training and assessment.

Refresher Course:

15 hours (2 days) face to face training and assessment.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration.

What are you issued upon completion?

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statements of attainment:

  • PUAFIR207B Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit

  • PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury
Who issues the certificate?

Training and assessment is delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd (RTO 90909), therefore they will issue the statement of attainment for this course.

How often should the training be done?

The industry recommendation is that workers conduct this course at least every 2 years.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Legislation and standards
  • The respiratory system and respiratory hazards
  • Symptoms of oxygen deficiency
  • Health effects from toxic exposure
  • Potential health effects of wearing SCBA
  • Components of a SCBA set
  • Ancilliary equipment
  • Operational checks and inspections
  • Donning and Doffing procedures
  • Safe systems of work when wearing SCBA
  • BA Entry Control roles and procedures
  • Calculating working durations
  • System of conducting BA search
  • BA team structure and roles
  • Maintaining contact within BA team
  • Movement techniques in reduced visibility environments
  • Establishing a search patterns
  • Multi-Team search and rescue
  • Rescue and movement of casualties
  • Downed firefighter rescue procedures
  • Cleaning and user maintenance procedures
Physical Requirements

Students will have to carry out various physical practical exercises. Therefore students should be capable of conducting the following activities:

  • Pre-donning checks, tests, procedures and fault reporting
  • Concluding operation procedures
  • Work in restricted and limited visibility environments
  • Rescue is restricted and limited visibility environments
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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