Breathing Apparatus Rescue

Key Information

Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 8

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

Price (excl GST)

$720 Per Person

Price (excl GST)

$5040 Company Booking

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Swift reaction to rescue applications, including the extraction of personnel from hazardous environments and confined spaces, can be lifesaving

This course will prepare and enable you to wear and operate compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA) in a non-respirable atmosphere with a heavy focus on the procedural and physiological aspects of conducting rescues whilst wearing BA. You will experience a range of rescue situations involving physically demanding extractions that require prompt and effective decision making under pressure. Aspects include hazard and risk evaluation, search protocols, victim assessment, extraction techniques, entrapment and multiple rescue personnel entry.

Please note that this course does not cover use of breathing apparatus for firefighting activities

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









    Wear and operate compressed air breathing apparatus in the workplace




    Wear and operate breathing apparatus in general emergencies 


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the safe operation of compressed air breathing apparatus equipment
  2. Understand the preparation, testing and recommission requirements for breathing apparatus equipment
  3. Wear, monitor and recommission a compressed air breathing apparatus
  4. Implement emergency procedures and perform rescue applications
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of breathing apparatus and its effects on the physiology of the human body
  6. Operate breathing apparatus in low visibility, hot and cold environments, confined space and site specific applications


  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