Overview top

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. During the training programme, delegates will be required to demonstrate their skills and understanding of the following key areas.

To successfully complete this training delegates must able 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.

To successfully complete this training delegates must 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 This programme has been developed to address initial equipment introduction training requirements only and is designed to be delivered in a "dry" training environment.

This training programme will be valid from 23 June 2014 until further notice.

This is a two hour training course. 

Entry Requirements top

Delegates must possess a valid BOSIET/FOET certificate including a valid HUET certificate prior to attending the OPITO Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training programme.

Please contact our Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 to check availability.

Further Information top

Please note: If you are not an EU passport holder, you will require a Student Visitor Visa to attend any course at South Tyneside College.

Could you please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 or email: MarineBooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and also arrange your Visa letter.

The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.