Course Description:

OSHA requires employees that are certified in the use of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to be certified annually.  This course will take students through the basic workings of the air pack to safely operating in an IDLH.  The course covers proper timed donning techniques, low profile, full escape, entanglement, and other emergency procedures.  Upon completion of this course, the participants will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the SCBA by obtaining a minimum score of 80 percent on the written examination and also by satisfactory completion of a practical exercise as per this lesson material.

Course Topics:

Identify the purpose of the SCBA
Recognize the requirements workers must meet beofre wearing a SCBA
Recognize the inspection steps that must be completed to ensure operability of the SCBA prior to its use
Choose from sets of given responses to the characteristics of the SCBA to include: components; donning procedure and use; emergency procedures; removal procedure; changing cylinders; changing cylinders in a toxic environment (licensed operations personnel only)
Identify the capabilities and limitations of the SCBA including its assigned protection factor
Demonstrate, through a practical excercise, the proper procedure for donning, use and removal of the SCBA
Apply appropriate human error reduction tools

Who Should Attend:

Employees that are being certified in the use of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and require annual certification.

Regulatory Requirements:

OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134