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Overview
Purpose: The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to safely and effectively use a self-contained breathing apparatus during normal occupational assignments and emergency operations.
Content:
On completion of this unit standard learners will be able to:
• Explain the physiology of respiration.
• Explain the nature and characteristics of common hazardous atmospheres.
• Explain the limitations of a self-contained breathing apparatus.
• Describe the components of a self-contained breathing apparatus and their functions.
• Inspect and maintain a self-contained breathing apparatus in a state of readiness.
• Don and doff a self-contained breathing apparatus safely and efficiently.
• Work in an area of obscured visibility while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Note: This unit standard has been developed as a separate unit standard so as to meet the needs of a wide variety of persons who are required to use a self contained breathing apparatus in the course of normal occupational tasks or emergency operations, other than emergency service personnel. Ideally it should be with the unit standard ‘Function safely and effectively within an emergency service organisation’ in terms of teaching, learning and assessment. The course covers

Outcomes:
1. Explain the physiology of respiration.
2. Explain the nature and characteristics of common hazardous atmospheres
3. Explain the limitations of a self-contained breathing apparatus
4. Describe the components of a self-contained breathing apparatus and their functions
5. Maintain a self-contained breathing apparatus in a state of readiness
6. Don and doff a self contained breathing apparatus safely and efficiently

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