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Control measure

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

Understand:

  • The relevant legislation on RPE
  • The use and limitations of all role related respiratory protective equipment
  • PPE and RPE compatibility
  • The good practice of face fit testing
  • The two main types of RPE
  • RPE provision and causes of unsafe use 

Refer to control measure – Personal protective equipment (PPE)

For further training specifications regarding self- contained breathing apparatus see – Breathing apparatus training specification 

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Wear and use the appropriate level of RPE identified by service risk assessments
  • Wear and use the appropriate level off RPE, throughout an incident, as identified by service risk assessment
  • Adopt breathing apparatus (BA) command and control procedures appropriate to the incident

Refer to control measure – Personal protective equipment (PPE)

For further training specifications regarding self- contained breathing apparatus see – Breathing apparatus training specification