Basic breathing apparatus operator training
During the basic breathing apparatus operator training, the student learns 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 but instead focus on how to control an emergency situation and prevent it from getting out of hand.
The basic breathing apparatus operator training is intended for those crew members who will be responsible for getting an emergency under control until the emergency services arrive.
1 day (3 half-days) including the completion of an e-learning module prior to the on-board training
Breathing apparatus operators may be selected from both crew as well as hotel staff, if they are deemed fit enough to perform the role. Before a captain can appoint a person as a breathing apparatus operator, he or she must confirm that the individual holds both a certificate indicating succesfully completion of the breathing apparatus operator course and a 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 breathing apparatus operator training
A breathing apparatus operator can stay certified by completing an annual refresher training course.
During this refresher breathing apparatus operator training, the focus on refreshing the participant’s previously acquired knowledge by re-teaching both necessary theoretical knowledge and practical actions through a scenario-based training program.
After the student successfully completes the refresher course, the previous earned certificate is renewed for the legally established period.
1 day (2 half-days)