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Use breathing apparatus for respiratory protection

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

The physiology and psychology of respiration and using breathing apparatus

Understand:

  • The composition of inspired and expired air
  • The effects of physiological exertion in relation to consumption of air and the use of breathing apparatus
  • The psychological effects of working in breathing apparatus and their impact on air consumption
  • How psychological effects may be controlled and managed

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Breathing apparatus set functionality

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and calculate the following:
    • Cylinder capacity
    • Full duration
    • Working duration
    • Safety margin
    • Turnaround time/pressure
    • Time of whistle