Full Duration BA & Control

This course provides a basic level of training designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and competently test, don, and wear full duration breathing apparatus.


  1. Select a charged compressed air cylinder and check its contents.

  2. Connect/disconnect a cylinder to a BA set.

  3. Adjust, test and connect a facemask.

  4. Name and identify the component parts of a BA set.

  5. Identify, test and operate ancillary equipment.

  6. Perform a general test to the BA set.

  7. Complete log book entries to record tests and maintenance.

  8. Don and wear a BA set.

  9. Perform a pre-entry test.

  10. Clean and maintain a facemask.

  11. Service and prepare a BA set.

  12. Safely store a ba cylinder.

  13. State and define the full duration of BA cylinders for a range of pressures.

  14. State and define the working duration of BA sets.

  15. State the factors that will affect/reduce the working duration.

  16. State and define the safety margin.

  17. Identify the need for effective ba control procedures.

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