Operate Open Circuit Breathing Apparatus

PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury

PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit

Cost: $750.00
Time: 2 DAYS (Approximately 10 hours per day)
Location: Parabellum International Training Centre - Canning Vale

Course Summary

This course is designed to train personnel in the use and application of Open Circuit Breathing Apparatus (OCBA). Students may be a member of an Emergency Response Team, or they may be required to respond to rescue situations within their workplace. Common occupations that would require this certification would be Emergency Response Team Members (ERT’S) and Team Leaders Supervisors, Prison officers, Security personnel & Technicians who are working within the oil and gas, construction, industrial and resources industries.  


Learning Outcomes

The OCBA course involves two units of competency, and these are delivered and assessed in sequence to satisfy pre-requisite requirements. The first unit to be delivered is: 

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury 

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, maintain and report workplace hazards and risks. It is designed as an introduction to safe work practices and is especially relevant to a workplace requiring personnel to be involved in incidents, prescribed burns and/or operational aspects of emergency management. It includes identifying, implementing and monitoring effectiveness of workplace hazards and risk control procedures. 

  • Identify Workplace hazard and risks 
  • Implement hazard and risk control procedures  
  • Monitor effectiveness of hazard and risk control procedures 

PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit  

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to select, don, operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in a hazardous atmosphere.  

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

  • Conduct pre donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus 
  • Don and check breathing apparatus  
  • Operate breathing apparatus  
  • Conclude operations  

Unit PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury is a pre-requisite to PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit. Prevent injury is delivered on day one of this course.  

All students must be deemed competent in PUAFIR210 before they are able to continue and undertake Unit PUAFIR207 

This course is delivered through classroom presentations and participant discussion. Practical demonstrations will be carried out by our expert trainer. Students will take part in exercises and drills that will simulate a workplace environment using specialised equipment. Students will be required to demonstrate their competence in both written and practical assessments.  

Students who attend and successfully complete and meet all assessment requirements of this course will receive a nationally statement of attainment for the following units:  

PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury

PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus Open Circuit 

A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration. 

All students must undertake a language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy test before commencement of this course to ascertain if support is required to assist you into successfully meeting your goals.  

Students must also possess the following: 

  • Be physically fit and able to carry a minimum of 20kgs in weight 
  • Be clean shaven as per AS1715 
  • Are able to climb stairs and ladders whilst carrying a load 
  • Are able to manage metal and physical effects that may be caused by claustrophobia 
  • Communicate in a clear manner with others 
  • Read and Record measurements  
  • Record information legibly  
  • Read and comply with work instructions and specifications  
  • Complete a health and fitness declaration. Please note that students are required to declare any medical issue(s) that may prevent or exclude them from full participation of all units 
  • The physical capacity to undertake the practical components with this course.  
  • Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, safety boots and safety glasses on face-to-face training days 

If you have any questions or queries relating to any of the above, please contact Parabellum International Training directly for additional information.  

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