Breathing Apparatus

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Course Overview

Our respiratory protection (breathing apparatus) course is essential for personnel who may, at work or in emergency situations, be exposed to atmospheric or respiratory hazards. Training includes theory of respiration and oxygen deficiency, recognition of respiratory hazards and variations of respiratory protection equipment.

This course includes an array of respiratory protection, such as particulate filters (P2), chemical specific canister filters and open circuit breathing apparatus. Participants learn care and maintenance, assembly of equipment, calculating air capacity and working duration, procedures for donning, start up and closing down equipment, safe work practices and emergency procedures.

Each participant is provided with the opportunity to become comfortable wearing breathing apparatus in controlled conditions, before learning to work in darkness, noisy environments and smoke. Practical training includes search and rescue exercises to allow participants to apply and develop relevant skills.

The instructors work with the participants to build confidence in themselves, the equipment, their team members and the use of safe work procedures.

This course is aimed at people who require training in operating breathing apparatus to enable them to:

  • Work in high risk atmospheric environments;
  • Provide workplace Emergency Response where there may be a risk to air quality.
Duration: 4 Hours
Location: This course can be trained at our Training Centre or at your Workplace.
(conditions apply)
Cost: Please call or email our office to obtain more information including pricing and course dates. 
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Subjects Covered

  • Respiration Review
  • Atmospheric Hazards and Toxic Gases
  • Types of respiratory protection
  • Breathing Apparatus Sets
  • Correct Application Procedures
  • Tally Boards
  • Safe Work Practices

Pre-entry Requirements

Fitness to Participate and Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required in order to communicate, complete, undertake written and practical assessment activities. If you have any concerns regarding the LLN requirements, please contact 1300 886 208 for assistance.


As we are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) our participants will be awarded a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment on the successful completion of the training and assessment for this course.

The unit of competency covered in this course is:

MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus

Refresher Training

Industry recommends that refresher training Breathing Apparatus should be completed annually.

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