Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Duration: 8h

Who is this training for?

All employees who are required to use an SCBA and a supplied air respirator in their workplace.


At the end of this training, the candidate will be able to use a self-contained personal respiratory protection device and a supplied air system. This training is based on NFPA 1006, NFPA 1081, CAN/CSA Z94.4, LSST-S-2.1 Section VI, and Académie des pompiers standards.


  • Applying Health and Safety rules related to respiratory protection
  • Understanding how an SBCA works
  • Understanding the components and features of an SBCA
  • Knowing how to put on an SBCA
  • Understanding how a supplied air respirator works
  • Understanding the components and features of a supplied air respirator
  • Knowing how to put on a supplied air respirator
  • Equipment maintenance and return-to-service


  • Legal framework and definitions
  • Identifying and controlling hazards
  • Handling 2 breathing apparatus (SBCA and supplied air systems)
  • Operating the 2 respirators and understanding their components and features
  • How to move around while wearing an SBCA
  • Changing an SBCA cylinder


One 25-question written exam and an assessment of working knowledge required to put on an SBCA, to change the canister, to put on a supplied air system, and to operate an air cart. The required passing grade is 80%. A supplemental exam is available.

* This training is only available in french

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Standards, laws, and references

  • NFPA 1006
  • NFPA 1081
  • CAN/CSA-Z94.4
  • LSST – S-2.1 Section VI
  • Académie des Pompiers

All participants who have successfully completed the training will receive a certificate of competency.

Our certifications are recognized by the following:

  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • MELS
  • Transport Canada
  • SAAQ
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)