Opito CA- EBS Initial Deployment Training

Opito Initial Deployment Training (CA- EBS) ½ day



Initial Ca-EBS training is 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.


90 min


Course Code 5902
The syllabus focuses on:

  • 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

Course Structure

Delegates are introduced to CA-EBS Initial training in a theoretical manner which is supplemented by demonstration and delegate participation.


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

Target Audience

This course is designed for personal in possession of a current/ indate BOSIET,FOET or HUET with emergency breathing system (EBS) certificate but are required to have a CA-EBS qualification for transfer to and from their vessel.


An OPITO-approved Initial CA-EBS Deployment certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.


No expiry

Maximum Delegates per course

16 Delegates


Held at Project Maritime & Survival Offshore Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

On the day of training

  • Delegates must present a valid ID or passport.
  • Delegates must present an in date medical certificate.
  • Delegates must wear closed shoes.


Due to certain aspects of the course being physically demanding and potentially stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on the practical elements of the course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to commencing practical training


This course takes place 2x a week.

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