OPITO Products for Energy - Oil and Gas (Upstream)

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

Standard Code: 5903

Amendment: 1 (March 2021)

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the additional CA-EBS training is to complement initial and further offshore safety and emergency response training and assessment (i.e. T-BOSIET, T-HUET or T-FOET) for personnel travelling to an offshore Oil & Gas installation by helicopter, and when issued with CA-EBS.

The objectives of the additional CA-EBS training delivered in addition to the T-BOSIET, T-HUET, T-FOET or OPITO BOSIET/FOET/HUET with EBS programmes are to:

  • Ensure delegates are familiar with the use of the CA-EBS
  • Ensure that delegates understand their basic emergency response actions during a helicopter emergency using the CA-EBS

To successfully complete this training delegates must be able to demonstrate:

  • The donning of an aviation lifejacket, CA-EBS equipment and conducting integrity checks of the CA-EBS equipment, including buddy checks
  • Deploying (left and right hand) and breathing from CA-EBS equipment at atmospheric pressure in dry conditions
  • Following instruction from the crew, location of CA-EBS equipment and evacuation from a helicopter using a nominated exit, following a controlled emergency descent to a dry landing (conducted in helicopter simulator at poolside on dry land)
  • Actions to be taken in preparing for an in-water ditching including location of exit, deploying and breathing from CA-EBS equipment at atmospheric pressure in dry conditions (conducted in helicopter simulator at poolside on dry land)

Target audience

Personnel travelling to an offshore oil and gas installation by helicopter who require additional training in a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS).

Delegate pre-requisites:

Delegates must possess a valid OPITO T-BOSIET/T-FOET/T-HUET, BOSIET/FOET/HUET with EBS (or Industry agreed equivalent) certificate prior to attending the OPITO Shallow Water CA-EBS Initial Deployment Training.

Validity:

The Shallow Water CA-EBS ID certificate is valid for up to four years but will only remain valid in conjunction with a valid OPITO T-BOSIET, T-FOET, T-HUET, BOSIET, FOET or HUET with EBS (or Industry agreed equivalent) certificate.

Revalidation of Shallow Water CA-EBS ID training must be achieved through subsequent OPITO T-BOSIET with CA-EBS, T-FOET with CA-EBS, T-HUET with CA-EBS or BOSIET/FOET/HUET with CA-EBS certification.

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