MSMWHS216 – Operate Breathing Apparatus

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.


Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • Plan and prepare to respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • Work, health and safety regulations
  • Site policies and procedures
  • Emergency plans
  • Safe work Australia
  • Reporting hazards
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Donning and using PPE
  • Communication and co-ordination
  • Resolve co-ordination requirements
  • Check emergency equipment and procedures
  • Conduct regular mock exercises
  • Respond to emergency or incident situations
  • Responding



1.5 Hours