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

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 5902

Who is this Product for?

This product is for 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.

What does this Product cover?

This Product ensures that the learner 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.

Entry Requirements

Learners must possess a valid BOSIET/FOET/HUET/T-BOSIET/T-FOET/T-HUET (or Industry agreed equivalent) certificate prior to attending the OPITO Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training programme.

Medical Entry Requirements

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

OPITO-approved Centres are therefore required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learners must either:

(a) Possess a valid, current offshore medical certificate or
(b) Possess an employing company approved medical certificate equivalent to an offshore medical certificate, or
(c) Undergoes medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved centre.

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.

This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any known current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises must be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product, and must not place on the learner any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training Standard the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

Guided Learning Hours

1 - 1.5 hours


There is no expiry date for the OPITO approved Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial deployment Training certificate.

Note: It is the learner’s employing company’s responsibility to determine the validity and revalidation requirements of this certificate. It is recommended that training be revalidated with the appropriate OPITO Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with CA-EBS certificate upon expiry of their current BOSIET or FOET Certificate. This ensures the relevant and appropriate knowledge and skills of the learner are maintained on a recurring basis.

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