Breathing apparatus refresher training

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To recertify and enhance through assessment, delegates competence in the technical and practical aspects of breathing apparatus wearing and command and control procedures.

Who Should Attend?:

This breathing apparatus refresher training course is aimed at anyone who has previously attended a Breathing Apparatus Initial Training Course within the last 2 years and are able to prove competent as a certified as a breathing apparatus wearer.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a minimum safe level in the wearing and use of breathing apparatus and ancillary equipment in various exercise scenarios
  • Demonstrate the ability to function as an Entry Control Officer
  • Conduct an assessment of risk, using appropriate information, to ensure that safe systems of work are adopted

Course Content:

Through PowerPoint presentations, skills sessions, practical demonstrations and exercise scenarios, the following areas will be covered:

  • Breathing apparatus set and ancillary equipment to include thermal imaging cameras
  • Safe movement in limited visibility
  • Working durations
  • Breathing apparatus entry control procedures
  • Entrapment, entanglement and emergency procedures
  • Communications
  • Command and control of breathing apparatus incidents

Assessment and Certification:

This breathing apparatus refresher module is an assessable module and is required to be successfully completed. Assessment is via observation of simulations.


Depending on the requirements of the industry





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Vital Fire Solutions Ltd
Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW