Basic training Breathing apparatus operator
During the Breathing apparatus operator training, the student is taught the basics of working safely with a breathing apparatus. It is important to keep in mind that during this training we do not attempt to train the student to become an accomplished firefighter. First of all, controlling the situation and preventing it from getting out of hand is most important.
The basic training Breathing apparatus operator is intended for the crew members who are designated to get an emergency under control until the emergency services arrive.
1 day (3 half-days) including e-learning module prior to on-board training
Breathing apparatus operators may be selected from both crew staff as well as board staff, if they are deemed fit enough to perform the task. Before a captain is able to appoint a person as a breathing apparatus operator, he must observe both the certificate of succesfully completing the course and the certificate of medical fitness.
A certificate of medical fitness for employability as a breathing apparatus operator is required to be able to participate in the training.
Refresher training Breathing apparatus operator
The breathing apparatus operator can retain his certificate through an annual refresher training.
During this Breathing apparatus operator refresher training, the focus mainly lies on the acquired competencies and skills of the participant by exercising in a practical way.
After the student concludes the refresher course with a satisfactory result, the certificate is extended for the legally established period.
1 day (2 half-days)