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Carry out appropriate breathing apparatus training

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Understanding how to carry out breathing apparatus training sessions

Understand:

  • The process of progressive training for BA wearers
  • The health and safety factors to be managed in setting up a breathing apparatus session
  • The control measures needed for breathing apparatus sessions
  • How to set realistic and safe training conditions to achieve specific training objectives
  • How to deliver relevant health and safety briefings to students and instructional staff, prior to breathing apparatus session
  • How to brief all those involved on objectives of the breathing apparatus session
  • How to monitor and supervise progress of individuals and teams in the breathing apparatus session
  • How to monitor and supervise the welfare of all individuals involved in the breathing apparatus session
  • How to manage the progress of the breathing apparatus session
  • How and when to intervene in progress, to reinforce the learning objectives
  • How to respond to emergencies which arise during breathing apparatus sessions

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Understand how to carry out breathing apparatus training sessions

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Plan and use appropriate processes for progressive training of BA wearers
  • Manage the health and safety factors when setting up a breathing apparatus session
  • Use appropriate control measures needed for breathing apparatus sessions
  • Set realistic and safe training conditions to achieve specific training objectives
  • Deliver appropriate health and safety briefings to students and instructional staff,  prior to breathing apparatus session
  • Deliver appropriate briefings all those involved on objectives of the breathing apparatus session
  • Monitor and supervise of progress for individuals and teams in the breathing apparatus session
  • Monitor and supervise of welfare for all individuals involved in the breathing apparatus session
  • Manage the progress of the breathing apparatus session
  • Intervene in progress, to reinforce the learning objectives, at appropriate times and using appropriate methods
  • Use appropriate processes to respond to emergencies which arise during breathing apparatus sessions