This course is assessed against the learning outcomes using practical observation throughout and a written test to determine the underpinning knowledge in the more technical areas of BA equipment and procedures.  There will also be a requirement for delegates to produce classroom presentations as part of a group or syndicate.

Medical and Health Requirements:

Training and / or assessment activities contained within this course may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements.  All personnel who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.  Therefore ISTC is required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegate must either:

  • Possess a valid,current medical certificate, or
  • Possesses an operator approved medical certificate, or
  • Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening forms as provided by ISTC.

Course Contents:

  • BA procedures and equipment
  • Entry control procedures
  • Varied conditions exercise
  • Search procedures theory
  • Search procedures practical
  • Physiology of respiration
  • Methods of Instruction
  • Various learning styles
  • Heat stress and humidity
  • Safety in training
  • Exercise planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Lesson plans for the Instructor
  • BA guidelines theory
  • Role of the observer / safety
  • Syndicate exercise preparation and presentation
  • Telemetry
  • BA set description
  • Air management
  • RIDDOR and Impound procedures
  • Communication procedures
  • Entanglement and Confined Space procedures
  • Casualty Handling
  • BA Emergency procedures
  • Various BA related case studies
  • De-briefing skills