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Breathing Apparatus Operational

Key Information

Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 8

Training available nationwide at one of our centres, or your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

$390 Per Person

Price (excl GST)

$2730 Company Booking

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Use self-contained breathing apparatus to undertake operational duties in potentially harmful environments, such as ammonia, waste water or other hazardous atmospheres.


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This course will enable you to build certainty and confidence in the use of breathing apparatus equipment.

It is essential that anyone required to wear breathing apparatus understands the physiology of respiration, the different types of apparatus, how they function and all the relevant procedures.

Students need to have 3 months of work experience in the industry prior to doing the course.

Please bring along your ID - We need to verify the identity of students in attendance, please bring ID with you on the day of training.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of the relevant Acts, legislation and supporting documentation applicable to the safe operation of breathing apparatus
  2. Understand the physiology of respiration and how to ensure the correct breathing apparatus is used to undertake the task
  3. Understand the processes required to correctly check, maintain and operate the equipment in a non-rescue situation
  4. Understand how to identify and manage risks and hazards associated to the use of self-contained breathing apparatus and hazardous environments

Entry Criteria:

  1. This course is both physically and psychologically demanding. Some medical conditions will preclude attendance. A physical readiness questionnaire must be completed as part of the booking process. Facial hair must be shaved.

  2. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

  • Unit Standards - BAO (Click to see more detail)









    Wear and operate compressed air breathing apparatus in the workplace


“We had a very supportive trainer and who provided an environment with no pressures. From knowing nothing I feel comfortable with breathing apparatus now.”

Student Feedback June 2021