Training Outcomes:

Following a series of explanations, demonstrations and opportunities to practice, delegates will be assessed against the relevant  standards relating to the following course content:


Topics covered in the course include:

  • The breathing process,
  • The different types of respiratory protection,
  • Air management,
  • The workings of a breathing apparatus set,
  • How to test a breathing apparatus set,
  • How to move safely in smoke and darkness,
  • The signs and effects of heat and humidity,
  • The need for correct breathing apparatus cleaning.
  • Legislation,
  • Hazards of Confined Spaces,
  • Personal & Respiratory Protective Equipment ,
  • Risk Assessment,
  • Monitoring the atmosphere & ventilation,
  • Case Studies,
  • Permit to Work procedures,
  • Persons/Teams entering confined spaces,
  • H2s Danger areas,
  • Recognition
  • Smell of H2s,
  • Labeling
  • Physical properties,
  • Toxic properties,
  • Flammability,
  • Action in case of incidents,
  • Measuring,


Pre-planning and creating a safe work zone,

  • Practiced and demonstrated competence
  • Breathing apparatus set testing,
  • Breathing apparatus set wearing,
  • Moving in smoke and darkness,
  • Casualty search and rescue.
  • Determining status of confined space (ex/ox/tox),
  • Working with personal protective gear,
  • Emergency situations
  • Working with a permit system,
  • Practical Exercise – Oxygen & Toxicity measuring
  • Breathing Protection
  • Measuring of Gases
  • Gas Detection
  • Gas Explosive limits and detection