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Manage breathing apparatus emergencies

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Using appropriate processes and procedures to manage breathing apparatus emergencies

Understand:

  • The process for establishing emergency arrangements at incidents where BA is used
  • The actions to be followed in the event of a BA emergency
  • The emergency procedures for rescuing a breathing apparatus wearer in distress
  • The actions to be taken in the event of loss of communications with a BA team

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Use appropriate processes and procedures to manage breathing apparatus emergencies

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish appropriate emergency arrangements at incidents where BA is used, using the relevant process
  • Perform the actions to be followed in the event of a BA emergency
  • Use emergency procedures for rescuing a breathing apparatus wearer in distress
  • Perform the actions to be taken in the event of loss of communications with a BA team