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PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

Information about the course:

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

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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

Prerequisite:

  • PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

Target audience:

Those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 30 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Flexible delivery: 10 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 3 Refresher course: 12 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

 

Required Skills

  • implement emergency procedures
  •  inspect, don, operate, remove, clean and maintain breathing apparatus
  • return breathing apparatus to operational status

 

Required Knowledge

  • characteristics, component parts, operation of compressed air breathing apparatus
  • operating breathing apparatus
  • operational testing, standard operating procedures and safe work practices when wearing breathing apparatus
  • organisational entrapment procedures
  • personal protective equipment
  • relevant Australian Standards (AS)
  • respiratory system, effects of irrespirable atmospheres on the body and how breathing apparatus supports personal protection
  • types of irrespirable atmospheres (heated, smoke or other suspended particles)
  •  use of procedures, personal lines and tallies
  •  use of the Distress Signal Unit 
  • use of the breathing apparatus control equipment

 

PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit - How will I be accessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks

PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit - Where can I access a copy of the training package

You can access a copy of the training package here