SCBA Training


Duration: approx. 3-4 hours
Cost: variable group rate / optional fit testing

This program covers the proper use of a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in accordance Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Canada Labour Code Part 2 requirements and CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18, Selection, Use and Care of Respirators.

The practical training will be conducted on MSA industrial air packs, but can be customized to suit client-specific SCBA models. As a further option, the half-day program can be delivered in tandem with a group fit-testing session.

Completion Requirements:

Knowledge assessments conducted throughout this course are designed to reinforce the information presented. 100% participation and succssful completion of the practical elements must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Legislation and Applicable Standards
  • Respiratory Hazards in the Workplace (customizable)
  • Types and Applications of Respiratory Protection
  • SCBA Components
  • SCBA Pre-use Inspection, Donning, Doffing, and Post-use
  • SCBA Troubleshooting
  • Record Keeping, Medical Evaluations and Fit Testing

This training is recommended to:

  • Confined Space Entrants, Attendants, and Rescuers
  • Mine Rescue teams
  • Emergency Spill Response (HazMat) teams
  • Fire Fighters
  • Health and Safety Managers and Specialists
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members

Certificate of completion:

Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of completion will be received, valid for 3 years.

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