Breathing Apparatus (B.A) – Refresher

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Delegates on the Breathing Apparatus training course at Norwich Norfolk. Wearing Breathing Apparatus and taking part in emergency response team/fire team training.


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: Training Portfolio inclusive of updates and assessments included.

Cost:  £274 per delegate (plus VAT) Min 6 – Max 8 delegates


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

Training Portfolios with wear/drill logs, assessments and other relevant documents.

Use of BA sets and cylinders

Use of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service Training Centre ‘BA Chamber’


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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