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Breathing Apparatus (Fire) Training Course

A course designed for those that need to carry out emergency response operations whilst wearing breathing apparatus (SCBA)

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"As a small business, we look to support other boutique businesses like Intrinsic safety Training, and we're never disappointed with these guys! Thorough knowledge of their sector, the Intrinsic team go above and beyond to deliver training ideally suited to our team's needs. As the business owner, I would highly recommend you get in touch with these guys before you even consider the competition. 5 stars all the way!"

First Aid and CPR Client

Brisbane July 2020

"Brendan at Intrinsic was fantastic. He was flexible and accommodating with last minute changes to the course requirements and offered experience based, challenging training to my team, tailored to our specific requirements. Highly recommended and will definitely be using his services again."

Vertical Rescue Course Client

Brisbane July 2020

“I learnt more from the hands-on approach and it was good to see the theory and practical elements broken up to maintain interest. The course was delivered clearly and in a personable manner by the trainer. Great job!”

Working at Heights Client

Brisbane May 2019

“The hands-on and interactive approach to the first aid training made it relevant to the real world. There was a good mixture of theory and practical activities which made it easy to remain engaged. The information presented was clear and easy to understand.”

First Aid + CPR Client

Brisbane July 2019

“I was particularly impressed with the trainer (Brendan). He was very easy to approach and ask questions of. I had very little experience of height safety so I found the information and practical experience invaluable”

Working at Heights Client

Brisbane July 2019

“The trainer was great. He was entertaining and provided some great learning aspects. It was great to learn from someone with great knowledge and a positive attitude.”

Gas Detector Course Client

Brisbane June 2019

“Brendan made the experience enjoyable and he took the time to make sure we understood what had to be done. It was awesome to get a lot of hands-on time on the tools as well. Thank you Brendan”

Confined Space Rescue Client

Brisbane June 2019

“The course was more hands on than most courses I have attended and that is a great way to view competency. The trainer could easily train anyone no matter their previous experience level.”

Confined Space Rescue Client

Brisbane May 2019

“The trainer has a strong background in fire and emergency response and this was evident in the training. He was able to demonstrate the ideas to the class effectively and provide an outcome that was more than sufficient for my field of work.”

Fire Warden Client

Brisbane April 2019

“The trainer was the epitome of professional. Extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate syllabus and requirements perfectly.”

Confined Space Rescue Client

Brisbane April 2019

“Brendan did a great job. I have had training with Brendan on a few occasions and he always keeps it interesting. Brendan also raises good points on mental health in a rescue environment, which is important in FIFO work.”

Confined Space Rescue Client

Brisbane March 2019

"Excellent course. The best part of the course was the practical!. I have previously done four Safe Work at Heights Courses, with different providers, and this one was the most extensive"

Working at Heights Client

Sydney February 2018

"Thank you for the Safe Work at Heights Training. I found it to be an informative class and I have taken quite a few things away with me on the subject"

Working at Heights Client

Brisbane February 2018

"Great course. The trainer has a lot of experiences in this field and was very knowledgeable"

Working in Confined Spaces Client

Sydney March 2018

"Thank you so much. I really loved the course and would recommend the trainer and all courses to everyone I know. Again, thank you so much"

Working at Heights Client

Sydney January 2018

Conducted by our experienced breathing apparatus technicians, this course is designed to train participants to safely carry out work in hazardous or irrespirable atmospheric environments whilst wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). This course equips participants with practical skills and knowledge to safely inspect, maintain and operate self-contained breathing apparatus, as well as safe systems of work and equipment that can be applied to any situation that SCBA is being used, to ensure work is carried out safely. This course provides the competency requirements to safely operate self-contained breathing apparatus in unsafe atmospheres. Any person who is required to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in an industrial, confined space, fire or hazardous material environment should attend this course.

Price

Individuals (Public Course): $495 per person
Group Rate: Submit a group booking enquiry above for a customised quote.

Course Options

Face to Face: 2 days (20 hours) full face to face

Certification

PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit
PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury

COURSE DETAILS

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Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

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

Course Duration Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 2 days (20 hours) full face to face course
Pre-Course Study Options

If there is pre-course study for the course, it is found in the student portal.

Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.

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.

Certification Details

What are you issued upon completion?

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

  • PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit

  • PUAFIR210 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.

Course Content

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

Assessment Requirements

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 in 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.

Student Information

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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