Savox Chemical Oxygen Self-Rescuer

Oxygen Re-breather Course Introduction

Oxygen re-breathers are self-contained respiratory protective escape devices. They are ideal escape equipment wherever toxic gases, particles or oxygen deficiency could be suddenly experienced.

An oxygen re-breather is always ready for use in an emergency and are suitable for use in:

  • Hazmat Transport,
  • Petrochemical Industries,
  • Power Plants,
  • Water Treatment & Water Utilities,
  • Waste Sites.

Oxygen Re-breather Course Design.

The Oxygen Re-breather Course is designed and structured to fully comply with HSG53 Respiratory protective equipment at work  A practical guide.

The course is intended for anyone required to select, operate and use emergency escape oxygen re-breathers.

This training is delivered as part of Confined Space Training Courses but is offered here as “Stand Alone” training for:

  1. Initial training
  2. Refresher training
  3. Qualification update from Low Risk Confined Space to Medium Risk Confined Space

Oxygen Re-breather Course Content

The course consists of three sections:

  1. Theory/Knowledge teaching session:
    • The factors to consider when selecting eoxygen re-breathers
    • The required tests for acceptance and pre-use checks.
    • Recognition of the potential operating duration the equipment
    • Name and identify the component parts of a Savox Oxygen Re-breather
    • The function of each of the component parts
    • Recognise potential faults or dangerous occurrences during operation and use.
    • Identify corrective actions to take should faults occur.
    • Be aware of the difference between the use of oxygen re-breathers and self contained escape breathing apparatus
  2. Practical instruction session:
    • Trainer to demonstrate:
      –  Wearing and adjustment of container
      –  Pulling the clip to release the oxygen re-breather
      –  Correct and safe donning of the mouthpiece
      –  The effects of initial heavy breathing
      –  Operation of Low Pressure Warning Whistle
      –  Removal of hood 
      –  Care and maintenance of the escape BA set
    • Imitation and practice of all of the above by candidate.
  3. Practical Assessment session:
    • Wearing exercises under simulated emergency conditions.

Oxygen Re-breather Course Pre-requisites


Oxygen Re-breather Course Notes

  1. It is a legal requirement that all employees required to use the emergency escape BA equipment receive training.
  2. The training detailed on this page is “generic” emergency escape oxygen re-breather training
  3. Training can be carried out at your premises provided suitable resources are available:
    • Sufficient space to accommodate course numbers
    • Space to use whiteboard, laptop and projector
    • External training area for practical training and exercises..
  4. We use MSA Savox Oxygen Re-breather training sets for our courses.  
  5. We can design and deliver training for other manufacturers equipment.
  6. Specific training can be designed and delivered to meet your needs.
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Oxygen Re-breather Course Venue

Training can be conducted at:

  • Fire Safety Trainer practical training premises.
    Details of these can be found on the contact page.
  • Your premises.  Please see the attached notes.
  • Other suitable agreed venues.

Oxygen Re-breather Course Duration

2 hrs 

Oxygen Re-breather Course Size

Maximum 8
Minimum 4

Oxygen Re-breather Course Assessment

  • In house written tick box questionnaire
  • Practical assessment and recorded to our standards

Oxygen Re-breather Course Qualification

  • Candidates will obtain our company certification of successful pass.
  • Certificates will be sent to the company and not to individual candidates and will be valid for 3 years.

Oxygen Re-breather Course Refresher

Determined by Employer based on:

    • Perceived need
    • Change in equipment