This unit covers the competency required to select, don, operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in an hazardous  atmosphere.

This unit applies to personnel who work as a member of a team. Work at this level is undertaken under direct supervision and instruction.

What you will learn includes:

  • comply with relevant Australian Standards /New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) such as AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment and AS/NZS 1716:2003 Respiratory protective devices
  • appropriately conduct pre-donning tests
  • correctly don breathing apparatus
  • operate breathing apparatus
  • move in conditions of reduced visibility
  • implement breathing apparatus emergency procedures
  • follow organisational procedures
  • correctly remove breathing apparatus
  • return breathing apparatus to operational status