The Civil Aviation Authority ‘CAP 1145’ review of helicopter safety following the 2013 Sumburgh helicopter crash made a series of recommendations, some relating to post-crash survivability. Among them was a requirement for use of Category ‘A’ Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS) by passengers and aircrew. The CA-EBS system was approved for offshore passenger travel in July 2014 and all passengers travelling offshore have undergone dry training using this system. An industry work group has amended the OPITO training standards for BOSIET/HUET/FOET to include in-water CA EBS training exercises.
The CA-EBS will be included in the BOSIET / FOET module from March 26th 2018 onwards alongside an additional ‘fit to train’ certificate. The below FAQ will hopefully address any concerns you may have. If you would like a question added to this document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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