To all Fire Fighters,
IFESA have been requested by our members to seek clarification on the delivery of Breathing Apparatus training to Fire Brigade personnel in Ireland.These clarifications are being sought in order to ensure that all relevant Health and Safety requirements are being met and to ensure that a safe system of work is in place.
IFESA would ask all Fire Fighters to ensure that the following questions are answered in writing before any member starts a BA refresher course and to forward the reply on to IFESA. To request the risk assessment that was conducted for the breathing apparatus training course that is being run for Fire Brigade personnel.
What risk control measure where in place for the breathing apparatus training course?
What guidelines are Fire Brigade management using for temperature control in the breathing apparatus training course?
What quantitive measures are being used to determine heat exposure and temperature exposure in the breathing apparatus training course?
What training have the BA instructors received in delivery of this breathing apparatus training course?
How did the BA instructors determine the level of risk during each exercise of the breathing apparatus training course?
Will a hot and humid exercise be part of the breathing apparatus training course being delivered?
What is Fire Brigade management's policy on breathing apparatus training?
What criteria was used to determine a safe working temperatures for “wears” during breathing apparatus course?
If you require and further assistance please contact IFESA
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