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

The Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment 1.5 hour training program is designed for personnel travelling to or from offshore installations/vessels via helicopter where a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System will be provided for use in the case of an emergency ditching. The program provides the participant with the knowledge and understanding of the particular hazards and properties of a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and appropriate emergency response actions to take should the requirement for emergency use arise.

Participants must possess a valid BOSIET, FOET, HUET, T-BOSIET, T-FOET or T-HUET certificate prior to attending the Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training program.

Course Outline

  • Classroom
    • The rationale for using a compressed air emergency breathing system (CA-EBS)
    • Fundamental differences between re-breather and compressed air systems
    • The advantages of a CAT A EBS
    • The disadvantages of a compressed air EBS
    • The hazards associated with compressed air EBS
    • The components and elements of the CA-EBS
    • The operation of the compressed air EBS equipment in conjunction with other survival equipment
    • The pre-donning checks on the life jacket and compressed air EBS
    • How to don the life jacket complete with compressed air EBS
  • Practical - demonstrated in a dry environment
    • Deployment of CA-EBS out of water and when submerged in water (A pre-flight inspection of the life jacket and compressed air EBS
    • Donning the life jacket complete with compressed air EBS correctly, including ‘buddy check’
    • Carrying out an emergency deployment of the CA-EBS in a dry environment:

Course is held monthly. Call for dates.

Tuition: $125.00
0.2 CEUs