Industrial Breathing Apparatus Course

Course Overview:

Industrial Breathing Apparatus CourseThe use of breathing apparatus in industry is often a requirement when dangerous substances or gases are used.

Companies that require their personnel to wear breathing apparatus to undertake various work routines within their premises are obliged to ensure that all such persons are fully competent in both their understanding of the equipment and in its safe use in both routine and emergency situations.
Covid safety protocols will be observed during this challenging course to the best of everyones ability.

The training aims are designed to enable persons that have to wear breathing apparatus in an industrial situation to be able to use this life support equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates on the course will develop:

  • An understanding of the physiological requirements of respiration.
  • Their knowledge of the dangers of heat stress and apply control measures to reduce the chance of it occurring.
  • An understanding of the design of a breathing apparatus set and any ancillary equipment.
  • The skills to be able to undertake the standard checks and after use servicing of self contained breathing apparatus.
  • The skills to be able to wear breathing apparatus in the environment in which they need to work.
  • The skills to be able to wear gas tight chemical protection suits in a safe and effective manner if required and available.
  • The knowledge of how to handle and use compressed air cylinders safely.
  • The knowledge of how to work out air consumption using standard formulae and duration tables.
  • An understanding of fire and rescue service procedures in relation to breathing apparatus incidents.
  • An understanding of how to instigate emergency procedures whilst wearing breathing apparatus.

Course Syllabus:

  • Legislation/Risk Assessment.
  • Physiology of respiration.
  • Heat stress.
  • Construction and design of breathing apparatus.
  • Standard tests and after use servicing.
  • Safe handling of compressed air cylinders.
  • Safe and effective use of chemical protection suits.
  • Working with the fire and rescue service at an industrial incident.
  • Emergency procedures when in BA.
  • Practical confidence building exercise.
  • Assessment to confirm understanding and competence.
    (as required)

Further Information

Persons that are required to use such risk critical respiratory protective equipment should be trained on a regular basis to ensure that their competency is maintained.

Our courses cover the physiological problems of wearing breathing apparatus and chemical protection suits, the construction of the set and the user maintenance.

We look at the safe working procedures involved in dealing with an incident and of course what breathing apparatus wearers should do in the event of an emergency.

If the emergency services are required to assist at an incident in your workplace then a working knowledge of their procedures and expectations is essential.


Course Duration:

One day
Additional days to further enhance/reinforce the training may be added as required by the client.

Who will benefit?

Staff with a requirement to work in an irrespirable atmosphere at work, managers that have to supervise any such work activity.


A Breathing Apparatus Wearer’s certificate will be awarded on completion of the course.

Training Method:

Modulated multimedia presentation delivered by ex-fire and rescue service Breathing Apparatus Instructor.
Practical equipment testing sessions.
Practical confidence building sessions.
Comprehensive course notes are provided.


Up to 8 delegates from £1000+VAT

The practical exercises with the fire extinguishers are always enjoyable, but more importantly, provide real experience.…
Amanda Smy, Training Support Officer
Independance Matters
You tailored your presentation to our specific requirements, it was all very relevant to the workplace we have here…
Peter Young, NYA Service Centre (Aftersales)
Brundall Bay Marina, Norfolk
Concise and easy to follow Risk Assessments, giving clear guidance on the actions to be taken.…
Colin Shearer, Deputy Administrator
Holkham Hall Estate
This type of training is invaluable to all sizes of organisation. It has definitely achieved value for money.…
Norfolk County Council Passenger Transport Group
Thank you for providing the excellent presentation to our team of stewards. It was so well put together.…
Caroline Williams, Front of House Manager
Norwich Theatre Royal
The comprehensive knowledge and advice has been extremely helpful to our firm.…
Andrew Barnes, Managing Partner
Howes Percival LLP (Solicitors)
I received comments to the effect that his presentation was the best fire safety presentation they had experienced in years!…
Lincolnshire NHS Teaching Primary Care Trust
It assures me as a Premises Manager that the sites that are under my responsibility have been assessed so thoroughly.…
Debbie Middleton, Area Office Manager
Norfolk County Council
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British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge)
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Guildhall Feoffment Trust (Bury St. Edmunds)
It was clear that Phillip possessed both the experience and passion to provide a first class service.…
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Blue Sky Leisure (Kelling Heath Holiday Park & Zaks restaurants)
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Geoff Parkinson, Site Coordinator
Taverham High School Norwich
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Sarah Goodwin, Project Support Administrator
Break Charity
You spoke so clearly about everything, and took so much trouble with us when we practiced with the various types of fire extinguisher.…
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Reepham PCC
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Andrew Goodall, Health and Safety Manager
West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds
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Kathi Hill
PFB Construction Management Services Ltd
Extensive knowledge of these areas in which he is able use very good examples to bring into and enhance his training material.…
Bryan Hurst, Training Manager
Bernard Matthews PLC
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Brandbank Limited (a Nielsen company)