SCBA Basic User

The training enables personnel deployed in hazardous areas to work safely with a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA): The delegates learn how to carry out pre-wearers checks, donning and doffing as well as basic maintaining. Laws and regulations are also part of the course.​

Learning objectives

The objective of the course is to educate users of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to work safely and securely in applications under breathing protection. Amongst others, laws and regulations, breathing principals, harzardous gases and vapours and the explanation of check, donning and doffing procedures is covered.

Course content

Using an SCBA is a typical requirement for operatives who have to work in hazardous atmospheres and confined spaces. The training will provide the delegates with the ability to carry out pre-wearers checks, wearing and basic maintaining the breathing apparatus. The course also covers the practical use of this equipment and a written test to ensure a complete understanding of the course content.


  • Laws and regulations
  • Breathing principals
  • Hazardous gases and vapours
  • What is what
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Donning
  • Wearing
  • Doffing
  • Storage

Provided by Dräger Academy

The Dräger Academy has been imparting well-founded and practice-based knowledge for over 40 years. With more than 110 authorised trainers and over 600 various thematic modules we are able to realize over 2,400 training courses per year. We look forward to welcoming you in person at the Dräger Academy—in our training centres around the world or at your site!​

Commitment to quality

​Our train the trainer concept ensures that the knowledge and the competency of our trainers are maintained at a consistently high level around the world. This means that international service companies with a global presence can rely on the fact that the Dräger training sessions provide the same level of knowledge to their employees at any location—around the world.

Blended learning—as flexible as possible

​The content is presented in an application-based and varied manner. We combine conventional “classroom” training with practical exercises, realistic simulations and web-based online elements—a “blended learning” approach to enhance the learning experience and establish competency.

Further information

For detailed information about target group, learning method and duration please see also our Training Information under “Literature”.​


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