Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit

Course code: PUAFIR207B, PUAFIR215

  • PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

Participants attending this course will select, don, operate and maintain open circuit breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment, along with observing a high emphasis on safety & emergency procedures.

This training course is from the Public Safety Training Package and is designed for operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus within an emergency / rescue environment.

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • USI and Fitness to participate declaration
  • Participants MUST be clean shaven as per AS1715 Sect. Facial Fit, General.
  • Appropriate safety footwear, Long pants, long sleeves

Group Size:



2 Days


Onsite or at our training facility


Public and corporate courses available in most states

Course Topics:

  • Hazardous environments that require breathing protection
  • Relevant Australian Standards, regulations explained
  • The Human respiratory system
  • Types of breathing apparatus
  • Communication procedures
  • Risk assessments and hierarchy of hazard control
  • Breathing apparatus key components
  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus
  • Don and Doffing breathing apparatus
  • Calculating working duration & emergency escape times
  • Using breathing apparatus control tally boards
  • Breathing apparatus safety & entrapment procedures
  • After use cleaning, maintenance & testing procedures
  • Search & rescue

More Information

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Before enrolling into this training course, please download and read the Course Participant Handbook.

  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Pen and paper

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Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted.

Cancellation Policy:  Public Courses - With 5 business days cancellation notice a total refund is given. If less than 5 business days notice a 50% refund is made. When less than 24 hours notice is given, no refund is available.

Can we combine courses into a course package? Yes companies can combine other FSA courses with the Chief Fire Warden training to save money.

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