ESTC fire extinguisher course

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INITIAL BREATHING APPARATUS COURSE

 

A JOIFF accredited 2 day course and will enable personnel to have the necessary knowledge and skill to qualify as Breathing Apparatus Wearers for entry into irresponsible and dangerous atmospheres for the purpose of carrying out work safely.

Delegates will gain familiarity in the use of respiratory protection by the provision of a self-contained breathing apparatus kit, leading to an understanding of its operation and safe practices. The course material and syllabus are used in conjunction with the legal requirements of A Breathing Apparatus Wearer (Home Office Technical Bulletin 1/1997), associated legislation and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP).

INITIAL BA COURSE ELIGIBILITY

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The course is open to any candidate that is required by their employer to wear breathing apparatus in an irrespirable atmosphere.

The course is mentally and physically demanding and requires the candidate to be fit and free of injury prior to attending.

INITIAL BREATHING APPARATUS COURSE CONTENT

Course content :

 

Legal requirements of a BA wearer

Cover full set description

Cover air flow through the set

General check and pre-entry check

Records and maintenance

Physiology of respiration

Fitting the cylinder and donning the set

Control procedures and possible malfunctions

1 day of full practical exercises including snatch rescue and decontamination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INITIAL BA COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course content :

Familiarity with breathing apparatus (BA) equipment and its maintenance

Understanding of the legal requirements for a qualified BA wearer

Knowledge of the operating principles of a BA set and possible malfunctions

Knowledge for checking procedure

Understanding of how to operate and use BA safely

Understanding of control procedures

 

 

 

 

INITIAL BA COURSE DATES

 

 

Dates on application

 

INITIAL BA COURSE PRICES

Course price on application.