This course reflects the participants' skills and knowledge to operate in a self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus, respond to mine incidents, establish and operate from a fresh air base, to conduct underground searches, extricate casualties from underground incidents, and covers the preparation and minor servicing of equipment used to respond to emergency situations.
The purpose of this course is to provide course participants with the necessary skills for safe and effective operation and care of self-contained oxygen breathing apparatus used by rescue team personnel working in irrespirable atmospheres. It covers the testing and operation of the breathing apparatus by working rescue team members and procedures for use.
The course will be conducted over 5 days.
Participants must be clean shaven.
Language, literacy and numeracy requirements from the unit are:
Participants are required to hold a current unrestricted "C" Class driver’s licence, the ability to drive a manual vehicle and meet the national vision standards requirements for that State's Legislation, with or without corrective lenses.
These units of competency form part of the core and elective units needed to complete RII30719 - Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue.
The course will be based on theoretical sessions, equipment demonstrations and practical exercises.
Face to face and practical hands-on training conducted by an experienced Emergency Services Trainer/Assessor with strong knowledge of relevant Legislation, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice.
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Participants must wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and steel cap boots.
If you are a new or continuing student undertaking Nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your Qualification or Statement of Attainment for this training program.
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