Breathing Apparatus Rescue

Key Information

Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 12

✓ Nationwide at one of our training centres
✓ At your own site or workplace

Price (excl GST)

$5200 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 the use of breathing apparatus for firefighting activities.

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.

  • Unit Standards - BA R









    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

Entry Criteria:

  1. 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.