ABRA believes that a strong industry depends on a solid education base.The ABRA Certified Bio Recovery Technician Certification is recognized by governments and the insurance industry as the training standard for biohazard abatement.
ABRA Exams -
The ABRA exams are third party and are for third party certification by ABRA.
ABRA Company Membership - A CBRT is required at each location.
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL HANDS ON COURSE - can be provided by any ABRA - ACBTI.
HANDS ON CURRICULUM (8 Hrs) -
8 Hour Hands Requirement for Technician Candidates that are new to the industry.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
A. Donning and Doffing (One Person) This portion will demonstrate the ability of an individuals to don and doff PPE by them-self, the instructor will watch as all elements of donning and doffing are completed. The student will have the ability to try twice before failing this exercise. If the student fails this portion of the exercise it can be retried at the discretion of the instructor.
B. Donning and Doffing (Two Person) This portion will demonstrate the student’s ability to don and doff another teammate in a staged highly contaminated environment. the instructor will watch as all elements of donning and doffing are completed. The student has the ability to retry twice before failing this exercise.
A. Door Way Containment This portion will demonstrate the student’s ability to set up a doorway containment utilizing zip walls, compression bars, double sided tape, and installing a flap and passageway, as determined by the instructor, in a staged contaminated environment. the instructor will watch as all elements of the setup and removal and how they are completed. The instructor can advise of offer guidance but in no way, can give the student any help on completing the task. The student can retry twice before failing this exercise. Failure of this portion will require the instructor to give an overview of setup and removal of containment and allow the student to retry this portion of the hands on.
B. Creating a Square room under negative air pressure, utilizing a 500 cfm or higher air scrubber, creating a doorway for entrance. A differential pressure meter will need to be utilized in this exercise to confirm and show students the mechanics of creating and verifying a negative air pressured environment within the contained area. This portion will demonstrate the student’s ability to prepare proper containment.
TABLE TOP SCENE EXERCISE - BIO RECOVERY SITE RISK ASSESSMENT
Two scenes will be development by a trainer, with a written format, each scene with safety hazards that need to be identified before work can be started. This includes taking them through Bio Recovery Site Risk Assessment. The job will need to be completed from start to finish to ensure the understanding of bio hazard remediation.
FULL SCALE EXERCISE
One scene for every four students must be created, in a four-person team selecting a team supervisor a job needs to be completed from talking to a customer on initial contact to finishing and completing the job. All equipment must be selected by the team and proper PPE must be established. For this exercise, the Instructor may only use a protein source that is pre-approved by the facility where the training will be held.