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Overview | Breathing apparatus training

Enhance your team’s safety skills in hazardous environments with our Breathing Apparatus Training, specially developed for industrial applications. This on-site program is ideal for a variety of industry sectors, tailored to meet the specific safety needs of your workplace, ensuring the training is both relevant and directly applicable to your team’s roles.

Conducted in your own working environment, our Breathing Apparatus Training creates an immersive and interactive learning experience. We focus on scenarios that are pertinent to your workplace, guaranteeing that the skills taught are practical and can be immediately applied in real-life situations.

Recognizing the diverse nature of professional teams, our training emphasizes the correct use and maintenance of breathing apparatus, effective communication in hazardous environments, and teamwork. This approach not only enhances safety awareness but also significantly improves the team’s ability to respond effectively in emergencies.

With flexible scheduling, our training is designed to fit seamlessly with your organisation’s operational schedule, minimizing disruption to daily activities. Our program covers more than just the basics of using breathing apparatus; it focuses on building confidence, situational awareness, and preparedness for emergencies, enabling team members to safely and effectively use breathing equipment in hazardous situations.

Choose our Breathing Apparatus Training for a comprehensive, impactful approach to enhance safety skills in hazardous environments, ideally suited for your industrial setting. It’s a proactive step towards ensuring a safer, well-prepared team.

Breathing Apparatus Training: Essential for Diverse Industries

Our Breathing Apparatus Training is specifically designed to cater to the unique requirements of various industries where air quality and breathing environments are compromised. This training is vital for ensuring safety and compliance in workplaces with potential respiratory hazards. Here’s how our training is tailored for different sectors:

  • Firefighting and Emergency Services: We provide specialized training for entering smoke-filled or toxic environments, essential for rescue operations.
  • Chemical Manufacturing: Our course covers the safe use of breathing apparatus in environments with toxic gases and vapours, crucial for chemical industry workers.
  • Mining: Tailored for underground mining conditions, our training focuses on using breathing apparatus in areas with gas leaks, dust, and reduced oxygen levels.
  • Oil and Gas Industry: We address the needs of workers in offshore rigs, refineries, and processing plants, where hazardous gases are a common risk.
  • Construction: Our program is ideal for construction workers who work in confined spaces or are exposed to harmful dust and fumes.
  • Utilities (Water and Sewerage Services): We focus on training for safely working in environments with dangerous gases like methane and hydrogen sulphide.
  • Maritime Industry: Our training is designed for emergency situations on ships or offshore platforms, including handling gas leaks or fires.
  • Pharmaceuticals: We provide training for pharmaceutical environments where there’s potential exposure to hazardous chemicals or biological agents.
  • Agriculture: Our course covers safety in enclosed spaces like silos and manure storage, where harmful gases can accumulate.
  • Waste Management and Recycling: We address the challenges of working with various chemical vapours and hazardous materials in waste management.
  • Hazmat Teams: Specialized training for teams dealing with hazardous materials, protecting against a range of harmful substances.
  • Military and Defence: We cater to military personnel who might be exposed to harmful gases, biological agents, or oxygen-deficient environments.

Enrolling in our Breathing Apparatus Training ensures your team is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely use respiratory protection in challenging environments. This training is not just a course; it’s a vital investment in workplace safety and health compliance across a range of critical industries.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

  • Group Bookings Only: Currently, we’re focusing on group training sessions. Individual course bookings are not available at this time.

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 8-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 4-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Breathing Apparatus Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Legislative and Safety Framework:

  • Legislation
  • Safe Work Procedures

Understanding Respiratory Hazards:

  • The Respiratory System
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Elevated Temperatures
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Toxic Gases
  • Smoke
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Working In Hot And Humid Conditions
  • Irrespirable Atmospheres

Breathing Apparatus Overview and Usage:

  • Breathing Apparatus Overview
  • Types Of Breathing Apparatus
  • Benefits Of Positive Pressure
  • Components Of A Breathing Apparatus

Operational Limitations and Auxiliary Equipment:

  • Factors Affecting Air Use
  • Limitations Of The Wearer
  • Limitations Of Equipment
  • Limitations Of Air Supply
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • BA Tally
  • Distress Signal Units (DSU)
  • Torch
  • Personal Line

Communication and Planning:

  • Communicating In Breathing Apparatus
  • Planning For Entry
  • Calculating Working Duration
  • Working Duration Considerations

Pre-Use Preparation and Checks:

  • Pre-Use Operational Checks
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Reporting And Recording Faults
  • Donning Checks

Techniques and Procedures:

  • Movement Techniques In Reduced Visibility
  • Methods Of Movement
  • BA Control Procedures
  • BA Entry Control Officer (BAEO) Duties
  • BA Wearer Responsibilities
  • Emergency Procedures

Post-Use Procedures:

  • Removing Breathing Apparatus (Closing Down)
  • After Use Servicing
  • Returning An SCBA To Service (Recommissioning)

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Conduct Pre-Use Checks and Tests – Practical
  • Operate SCBA – Practical
  • Implement Entrapment Procedures – Practical
  • Conclude SCBA Operations and Refurbish – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Physical Capacity: Ability to perform physical tasks wearing Breathing Apparatus in varying environments.
  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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