The aims and objectives of the training are to ensure that the delegate gains 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.
The Target group is personnel that are issued with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) whilst travelling to work by helicopter and may be required to use a CA-EBS in the event of an emergency.
Delegates must possess a valid OPITO BOSIET/FOET certificate OR a valid HUET certificate prior to attending the OPITO Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training programme.
Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes using direct observation and written questions as appropriate.
This course focuses on the ability of delegates to explain:
• The fundamental differences between re-breather and compressed air systems (technology and use)
• The rationale and use of compressed air emergency breathing systems in helicopter emergency situations
• The hazards associated with compressed air emergency breathing systems
On completion of this course, delegates must be able to demonstrate;
• A pre-flight inspection of the life jacket and CA-EBS
• Donning the life jacket with CA-EBS correctly, including ‘buddy check’
• An emergency deployment of the CA-EBS in a dry environment