Breathing Apparatus (B.A) – Refresher

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The delegate will be able to:-

  • Name the basic components of a B.A Set
  • Understand the electronic/mechanical gauge
  • Understand how to put a B.A cylinder on the set
  • To show competency on visual and high pressure tests
  • To show competency on a face mask seal test
  • To be able to understand and demonstrate the functions of a B.A entry control board
  • Perform rapid deployment
  • Perform snatch rescue/valve isolation
  • Understand basic search procedures
  • Undertake a confined space exercise with assessment of competency

Course Content:

  1. Introduction (including safety brief)
  2. Check PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  3. Medical form
  4. Refresher training and assessment (B.A set)
  5. B.A. entry control procedure competency assessment
  6. Practical confined space drill utilising the Fire Service B.A chamber inclusive of competency assessment
  7. Maintenance and safety checks
  8. Documentation/recording set and cylinder use

Recommended for: All initially trained staff required to use breathing apparatus to perform an Emergency Response Team function

Duration: 1 Day (0830 – 1630)

Certification: A certificate of completion will be awarded and training portfolio inserts/records supplied

Cost:  £263 per delegate (plus VAT) Min 6 – Max 8 delegates

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided (please inform us of any dietary requirements)



  • Breathing apparatus chamber (available at a range of Norfolk Fire Service Training Centres)
  • Suitable breathing apparatus sets (Available for hire from Norfolk Safety CIC)
  • Delegate must have completed a BA initial course and evidence of wearing BA equipment for a minimum of 4 times over a 12 month period


Note: Due to the physical nature of wearing breathing apparatus, we request that no alcohol is consumed the day previous to the course; and candidates hydrate suitably during the course day.

Delegates will be required to  be clean shaven ensuring maximum mask contact and minimum safety requirements are adhered to.

Delegates will also be required to complete a medical questionnaire prior to commencing training. Norfolk Safety CIC reserve the right to refuse training should a delegate fail to meet Health & Safety requirements or have a medical condition/issue that could result in potential difficulties when training. (Full charges could apply)

  • Duration: Full day (8 hours)
  • Location: available at your premises or our training facilities (see venues)
Breathing Apparatus (B.A) – Refresher is available at the following training locations:


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