Supplied Air and Bottlewatch Testing
We’re pleased to offer classes that teach students the basic application of a respirator and rescue air bottle along with basic upkeep and care of the mask/equipment. Students also learn about physical fitness as well as appearance which will help maintain one’s ability to wear the respirator for a long period of time. In the bottle watch aspect of the course, an individual learns how to use and change out the air tank while on the job and what they need to be aware of while in this position.
Classes are offered at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The classes typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hours given the size of the class and the amount of time needed to ensure everyone is comfortable with the equipment and responsibilities. There is also a written test along with hands-on training and any group discussion regarding the test.
Signing up for the class typically comes from the employer. Normally, employers send the employee to the clinic with an authorization sheet filled out with all that is needed. However, since we are a walk-in clinic, individuals are able to show up 15 before a class and be scheduled on the spot.
Test results from various clinics can be texted to our business line for quick response.