Course Overview

The OPITO HUET With CA-EBS will prepare delegates that intend to travel to and from offshore oil and gas installation and vessel by helicopter. The course provides specific training in pre-flight and in-flight requirements, equipping delegates with the basic emergency response knowledge and skills required in the event of a helicopter emergency.

This course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.


Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete OPITO HUET with CA-EBS, delegates must hold:
    - A valid and in-date OGUK Medical (or equivalent)
    - A valid and in-date Fit to Train Assessment (declaring the participant fit or unfit)

Course Content

By the end of this training programme, delegates will;
- Understand pre-flight and in-flight requirements
- Understand the key principles behind the use of the Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and be able to deploy the system in simulated dry exercises
- Understand the actions to take during a surface evacuation into an aviation raft
- Be competent in their ability to escape from a ditched helicopter in a submerged and capsized emergency situations using breath holds
- Be able to board an aviation raft successfully from an in water situation

More information

  • Certification: An OPITO certificate will be issued upon successful course completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 48
  • Target audience: Personnel travelling to offshore oil and gas installations/facilities in the UK via helicopter.
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 4 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport, swimwear and a towel.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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