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    1.5 Hours

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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.

Target Group

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.

Course Contents

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