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SCBA Respirators Online Training

SCBA Respirators Training Online

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$79.00

SCBA Respirators Online Training, designed by trainers with 15+ years of onsite training experience. The estimated time for this training is 60 - 90 min.

  • OSHA Compliant: OSHA compliant courses that are yearly reviewed & updated to meet the latest standards.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, have immediate access to the online course.
  • Printable Certificates: Upon completion, trainees will receive a printable certificate and OSHA wallet card.
  • For Businesses: We offer onsite trainings, company accounts and bulk discounts

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What's in the SCBA Course?

Our SCBA training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on understanding and inspecting equipment, safe operating procedures, and general rescue techniques. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 60 - 90 min.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:

  • OSH Act (5)(1) - General Duty Clause
  • 29 CFR 1910.134—Respiratory Protection
  • NFPA 1852—Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus


Why Take Our Online SCBA Respirators Training?

Our online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.

Why Buy Our Online SCBA Respirators Training?

  • Complete Training: Our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on site can be expensive. That is why we developed our online curriculum to lower costs while still providing a professional training experience. (Check out our bulk pricing tiers below!)
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy to use management system. If you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, certificates, observation guides and more! (Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or to train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.

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Don't want online training, check out our SCBA Respirators training kit.


SCBA Training Course

What Is SCBA Training?

Respiratory hazards are extremely dangerous. Intense heat, harmful particles, and toxic gasses can seriously injure workers' lungs. While avoiding respiratory dangers altogether is the simplest method to protect workers, it isn't always practical.

An employee must wear specialized protective equipment to allow them to breathe safely when they enter a space that could be hazardous to their respiratory health. Our Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) training reviews Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including how to put it on and correctly operate it. This is a practical course that uses the tools employers would need for an emergency response at any business. Designed for companies with emergency response teams or those who store hazardous chemicals.

What are SCBAs?

SCBAs are air-supplying respirators. Instead of filtering the air from the environment, air-supplying respirators use clean air from an external reserve tank to give the user a healthy, steady supply of oxygen. Due to the facepiece's tight seal around the user's face, they are the most reliable way to shield users from airborne pollutants and dangerous chemicals.

Another classification of air-suppliers known as air-line respirators, feature a face shield connected to a standing air reserve such as an oxygen tank or an air pump by a hose. The hose feeds into a fixed supply outside the hazardous area, limiting mobility. However a small backup air tank is typically provided for emergency use in the event that the air supply line is severed. While they can provide breathable air for extended periods of time, they also place restrictions on the user's workspace.

Because they have portable oxygen tanks fitted on a harness, SCBAs are especially unique. The user is allowed easy mobility while still breathing normally as a result. SCBAs tend to be more adaptable than air-line respirators. Making them better suited for emergency scenarios even though they don't offer the same steady air flow.

Air Supply Management

It is the firefighter's duty to ensure their safety and the safety of others. For each team member working in a hazard zone to be safe, everyone must be in control of their own air supply. Over the past few years, there have been many accidents and even fatalities due to firefighters not controlling the air in their SCBAs while operating in IDLH (immediately dangerous to life or health) environments. Take for instance the tragic example of Max. During a fire, Max was searching the second level of a residential building. He was wearing a SCBA but didn’t heed the warning bell. He ran out of breathable oxygen. Asphyxia was ruled as the cause of death after his body had been recovered by his team. Every fireman should be aware of the importance of having a SCBA when operating in a burning building or in a dangerous environment.

Firefighters are able to breathe air in situations that are harmful to their health and safety thanks to the SCBA. It is the duty of each firefighter to know how much air is in their SCBA and the rate of their consumption. Fire departments all over the world invest a lot of time and money in instructing their personnel on how to put on, use, and solve problems while wearing SCBA.

In many cities across the United States, single-family homes and apartment buildings have seen the majority of fires. It is because of these home and apartment fires that firefighters now receive SCBA training.

Typically, when the low-air warning bell on their SCBA starts to ring, firefighters can safely evacuate the fire building at a home fire. Firefighters operating in a house are not usually too far from the exterior doors or windows. Because of this, fire services have continued the practice of having firefighters work until their low-air bell sounds.

With the addition of large commercial buildings or apartment complexes, the issue of safe evacuation evolves from a basic house fire. Firefighters in these types of situations who encounter intense fire and smoke conditions inside, cannot assume they can continue until the bell on their SCBA rings. This is where the idea of air management is relevant.

When it comes to regulating their air supply and consumption, firefighters should adopt a scuba diver's approach. Scuba divers are continuously aware of how much air they are using and how much is still in their tanks. A firefighter should not remain in a dangerous environment until their SCBA low-air warning bells start to sound. Before the low-air warning bell starts sounding, all firefighters must leave the burning structure or dangerous environment. They have plenty of reserve air available, just in case.

The rules of air management is as follows:

  • Exit the dangerous area before your SCBA's low-air warning bell starts to ring
  • Be aware of how much air you have used and how much is still in your container.

These rules are true for any hazardous environment or fire-prone building. These rules must be followed at all times, whether there is a fire in a single-family home's main living area, a large apartment building, a business, a high-rise, or any other occurrence when firefighters will be wearing SCBA. If fire departments are aware of and follow the two rules of air management, many firefighters' lives will be saved.

How Air Management Works

Each firefighter is required to regularly check their regulator and communicate the remaining air to team members. This enables the officer or team leader to decide when to leave the danger zone. The officer or firefighter in command is required to adhere to the air management regulations. The officer or team leader must now give firefighters specific instructions on when to check their SCBA regulators while also surveilling the development of the fire attack, the rescue effort, the smoke conditions, and other threats. Following that, they must tell the incident commander (IC) of the team's air situation.

Firefighters must always be aware of how much air they are using and how much air is left. The member who has used the most air will determine how long the team can stay in the burning building or hazardous environment. The amount of work the squad can do is affected if a firefighter is downing a cylinder every ten minutes. The air management of the crew inside the burning building or other hazardous environments must be prioritized. In the fire department, air management is a safety concern that cannot be disregarded.

How Long Does SCBA Training Last?

Hard Hat Training allows each trainee to move at their own pace. Classes typically last between two to two and a half hours, including the exam. To avoid rushing through the exam, we advise planning for two or more hours.

What Is In The SCBA Course?

Our SCBA training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on understanding and inspecting equipment, safe operating procedures, and general rescue techniques. This presentation includes intermittent practice quizzes to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 60 - 90 min.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

OSHA Standards

This course meets the following OSHA standards:

  • OSH Act (5)(1) - General Duty Clause
  • 29 CFR 1910.134—Respiratory Protection
  • NFPA 1852—Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Why Take Our Online SCBA Respirators Training?

Our SCBA respirators online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The SCBA respirators online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this SCBA respirators training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.

Why Buy Our Online SCBA Respirators Training?

  • Complete Training: Our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on site can be expensive. That is why we developed our online curriculum to lower costs while still providing a professional training experience. (Check out our bulk pricing tiers below!)
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy to use management system. If you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, certificates, observation guides and more! (Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or to train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.

SCBA Use for Fire Safety

You may prevent the majority of SCBA accidents by maintaining your equipment and operating it safely. Knowing what to look for and what to do in case of an emergency is still beneficial. To make sure nobody is exposed to an Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) environment for an extended period of time, you must act quickly if your SCBA or another SCBA malfunctions.

Each shift must begin with an inspection of your SCBA. Inspecting it after intensive use is also a good idea. Examine each part of your SCBA for wear and damage that can prevent it from functioning properly. Even if your SCBAs aren't frequently used, they still need to be tested at least once each week.

Check for leaks, bulges, broken indicators, and other issues at the end of your shift. Depressurize the system after performing the final pressure check, then put the SCBA back in its proper storage location. Wearing a SCBA won't keep you safe on its own. You must be aware of how to correctly use the tools.

The employer's respiratory protection program must outline all operating procedures for using SCBAs. This part of the program should aim to assist in supplying workers with adequate breathing apparatus. It should also deter workers from using defective or ineffective equipment.

Anyone using SCBA equipment must receive the necessary training and proper medical evaluation. This aids in determining whether a worker is physically capable of handling the strain of wearing a SCBA while at work.

Make sure the entire system is functioning before using any self-contained breathing device in a dangerous environment. This entails visually inspecting and testing the operation of each functional component of the system.

Why Do Firefighters Kneel?

The primary search is the most important operation carried out on the fireground. It is also the most dangerous. From a minor fire to a serious fire, the primary search is always carried out. On hands and knees, firefighters conduct the primary search. This helps them maintain a forward-facing posture with their hips and shoulders. Firefighters can then maintain their orientation even if a ceiling tile falls on them or if they are splashed by water.

The fact that the temperature is lower on the ground level when seeking while crawling is an additional benefit. Firefighters will have a better chance of surviving if circumstances shift. Also, fire victims frequently are on the floor or in bed.

Crawling on all fours allows firefighters to distribute their weight over a wider area. This prevents them from tripping over damaged or burned flooring. Additionally, firefighters can more easily evaluate a room's layout from floor level. Firefighters can then feel radiators, door openings, windows, furniture, and appliances.

The 4 PPE Levels

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is specialized clothes or gear that employees wear to protect themselves from harmful or hazardous materials. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates four levels of PPE for HAZWOPER training.

The four levels were developed to protect employees. Employers must be knowledgeable about PPE levels as it will safeguard their staff against dangers on the job site. The level is typically chosen by the onsite manager based on the circumstances present.

Level A: This kind of protective equipment is required for handling very toxic and hazardous chemicals, such as ammonia.

Level B: When an employee requires the highest level of respiratory protection, Level B PPE is worn. Less skin and eye protection may be necessary. This protective ensemble is utilized when entering new sites, where hazards may not yet be totally identified.

Level C: Level C protective equipment is a lot like Level B. However, Level C protection is chosen when “the concentration(s) and type(s) of airborne substance(s) is known and the criteria for using air purifying respirators are met” (OSHA.gov).

Level D: Level D is used for “nuisance” level contaminants and provides the employer with the least amount of protection.

What Level of PPE is SCBA?

SCBA requires Level B protection. Level B protection consists of:

  1. Positive pressure air respirator with emergency self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that has been approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  2. Chemicals resistant gloves (double-layered)
  3. Chemical resistant clothing
  4. Steel-toe boots and shoes that resist chemicals. Steel is also required for the boot shank, which acts as a structural support between the insole and the outsole.

For more information check out our related articles What Are the 4 Main Components of SCBA? and What Is an SCBA Used For?

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When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.

Whether you are looking to save on a few guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Hard Hat Training.

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250+ seats 55% off
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1000+ seats 75% off

First time training with us, and have fewer than 25 guys to train? No problem, give us a call and we can get you set up with introductory pricing.

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Group Training

Wanting to train a group of employees with just one online training? It’s easy to do!

  1. You let us know the names of the employees that need training.
  2. We set everything up and send you the group login and an invoice.
  3. We also send you the exam, answer key and a practical exam guide.
  4. You log them in and start the training, then administer the exam.
  5. Once done, let us know. We send the certificate and wallet card.

Fill out the form below and we will get it set up for you.

FAQ's

FAQ's

What does each online class cover?

Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).

How long is the course?

Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.

Are these courses OSHA-compliant?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate compliance may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.

Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.

Does this course certify or qualify me?

There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.

According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”

If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?

See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.

How long is the training good for?

OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.

How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?

When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.

Can I customize the classes?

Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.

Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?

All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.

If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?

Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.

Can I resell these trainings?

We do have resale options available. Click here to contact us regarding resale opportunities.

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How Does Online Training Work?

Each employee or individual takes the online course at their own pace. Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam (Employers or managers may assign employees to specific safety courses). Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam. 

Instant access to your safety certification and wallet card is granted when the online course is completed and the subsequent online exam is passed. Once the online exam is passed, administer the practical exam. We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet. Congratulations! You have finished your online safety training course.
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