FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING DESIGN
PROCESS SAFETY / SEVESO
EMERGENCY PLANNING
CRISIS MANAGEMENT
SERVICES FOR THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
CONFINED SPACE
MARINE
BREATHING APPARATUS
SERVICES FOR THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR
PROCESS SAFETY
MEDICAL RESPONSE



Cantwell Keogh & Associates offers a range of courses in relation to Breathing Apparatus training. The use of Breathing Apparatus is an essential requirement in the event of an intervention by a response team to an incident.

Breathing Apparatus wearers must be confident in their equipment, their own ability and in their supporting team members. As soon as a student is considered competent in terms of equipment skills they are then exposed to real fires in the training building. This is referred to as “live” fire training and is considered necessary to complete the training cycle. The “live” fire training building in Castlewarren Safety Centre has been specifically designed and developed for this type of training.

Students are involved in exercises where they are extinguishing fires, retrieving casualties, responding to spills/leaks, using foam equipment, using radios, using the fire appliance and hydrants and generally modifying response plans to take account of changing circumstances. If a response team is being trained as a unit the decisions in relation to the response are made by their own teams leaders.

All instruction is given by qualified and experienced Breathing Apparatus instructors. All exercises are monitored on a continual basis by the instructor and each exercise is de-briefed to review lessons learned, the efficiency of the response plan and answer any queries the students may have. The main benefit in “live” fire training is the confidence it gives the students themselves and in their team.