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Course Name:

Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training

Short Description:

This training program is designed to provide training to personnel issued with a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) whilst travelling to work by a helicopter and may be required to use a CA-EBS in the event of an emergency. OPITO Standar

Course Type:

Offshore Courses

Full Description:


The aims of this training is to ensure that delegates gain the required knowledge and understanding of the particular hazards and properties of a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) and appropriate practical emergency response actions to take should the requirement for emergency deployment arise.

(ref OPITO Standard 5902  page 8)


  • COURSE CONTENT         

Delegates will undertake instruction and gain knowledge in the following subject:


Advantages of CA-EBS

Disadvantages of CA-EBS

Hazards Associated with CA-EBS

Components of CA-EBS

Pre-Donning Checks


  • MODE




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Additional information



Encouraged participation of delegates with interaction by questioning, practical exercises, videos and simulations.




Training activities contained within the OPITO standards may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. The Centre shall keep a record of the delegate’s/candidate’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy or procedures.


- OPITO Approved Compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS)

(ref OPITO Standard 5902 page  12-13)