ERGT Australia’s Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA EBS) course covers the fundamental differences between re-breather and compressed air systems, the rationale and hazards associated with compressed air emergency breathing systems and the actions to be taken when conducting pre-flight inspections, donning the lifejacket correctly, buddy checks and emergency deployment in a dry environment.
Personnel who work offshore and are required to carry a CA EBS when flying will need this training.
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
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
A current OPITO FOET, TFOET, BOSIET, TBOSIET, THUET or HUET certificate.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical is not required for this course, however the pre-requisites (as listed above) do require a current medical. Please see the ERGT Medical Form for a list of accepted Medical Clearances.
A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification is required for course registration.
Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, activities and participant discussion. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through oral &/or written assessment & practical exercises.
Authority / Regulator
OPITO endorsed training is regulated by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO), which is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry.