Breathing Apparatus for Rescue

This is a rescue course designed and developed by RSTO for those required to enter hazardous environments while using breathing apparatus. Knowing what to do and how to do it can make the difference between life and death. This two day training program covers all regulations and procedures, as well as the use of your specific breathing apparatus device, either for Airline Breathing Apparatus or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

All participants will be wearing their specific apparatus in order to fully familiarised themselves with how it operates and how best to handle the equipment. The course places emphasis on the rescue side of using breathing apparatus as efficient and effective time management, are essential during an emergency.

This course has no other prerequisites, but nonetheless, it is advised you take a first aid course prior to, or after training.

At the end of course you will be able to:

  • Understand the use of breathing apparatus
  • Know how effectively use breathing apparatus
  • Know when is safe to use breathing apparatus
  • Understand the hazards involved
  • Know how to maintain breathing apparatus
  • Know how to safely store the apparatus

Become a ‘Breathing Apparatus for Rescue Instructor’:

To teach such a course, prior experience in the rescue sector may be required. Proof of such experience can be submitted during registration. RSTO has developed a program which covers the needs of any person wishing to know how to use breathing apparatus. The course can be adapted to your specific audience, making it even easier for instructors new to this industry sector, or for those looking for a completely structured training course. If you apply for and successfully pass the ‘Breathing Apparatus for Rescue Course Instructor course’, All applicants who pass the course will receive the following:

  • Instructor certificate
  • Instructor wallet card
  • Training backpack
  • Breathing Apparatus for Rescue instructor manual
  • RSTO Powerpoint for Breathing Apparatus for Rescue
  • RSTO Multimedia Assistant for Breathing Apparatus for Rescue ( on a DVD )

Who can offer this course:

  • Qualified trainers who have completed the Breathing Apparatus for Rescue Instructor course
  • Instructors of other organisations who cross-over to RSTO.

Course Specification

  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Max Number of students: 12
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Student card: Yes

Who should attend:

  • Rescue workers
  • Remote workers operating in confined spaces
  • Safety teams
  • Fire teams
  • Those who work in confined space
  • Those who want to enter a relevantly specific line of work