MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
This course aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently utilise breathing apparatus. These skills are applied through written, discussion, questioning, role-plays and practical application for the industry speciﬁc unit of competency MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus.
This competency applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus for part of their job because they are working in a conﬁned space with hazardous gases / vapours, in an anoxic atmosphere or other applications requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.
They may also be required to wear it in emergency situations, however this is not the prime focus of this unit.
This unit covers competence associated with the operation and maintenance of breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere. The course also provides students a pathway that can lead onto further qualiﬁcation in Certiﬁcate II in Process Manufacturing.
There are no unit pre-requisites for the operate breathing apparatus course however Learners must be clean shaven and not be wearing glasses to ensure an adequate facial seal as stated in AS/NZS-1715-2009.
Pre - enrolment skills checks are used by Loadwise Australia if doubt arises for students that may have language, literacy and numeracy issues. To enquire for skills check call (02) 5105 6122 or conduct the Loadwise Australia LLN skills check accessed on www.loadwise.com.au
To be issued a HRW licence in the ACT you must be a resident in the ACT or can satisfy the Regulator that circumstances exist that justiﬁes a residential waiver for issuing a HRW licence. For more information on this requirement please phone 02 6207 8096.
CERTIFICATION IF ASSESSED COMPETENT
Statement of Attainment displaying Nationally recognized Unit of competency listed below:
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus.