23rd June 2014
The OPITO Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment training programme has been approved.
Designed for personnel travelling to or from offshore installations and vessels via helicopter where a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System is provided for use in the case of an emergency ditching, the standard provides the offshore workforce with the knowledge and understanding of the hazards and properties of the system; and appropriate emergency response actions to take.
The programme has been developed to address initial equipment introduction training requirements only and is designed to be delivered in a dry training environment. The manufacturer will supply training providers with the required equipment and training is expected to start early July 2014.
From the 1st of September 2014, all offshore workers in the UK travelling by helicopters supplied with a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System will require to have completed this training.
For further information, please see the CA-EBS Standard page.