CA-EBS was introduced in year 2014 in Offshore industry for  transportation of personnel by helicopter. It has proved to be highly effective in saving lives in case of helicopter ditching in water, as compared to the earlier re-breather EBS system.

But people need to be trained in the use of this life saving device and trained effectively as they are required to deploy and use it in highly panicking and emergency situation.

Proper deployment and use can make a difference between life and death.

Target Audience

All Personnel working in offshore industry who are required to travel by helicopter to their work place and back home. Even if they travel by boat, in emergency it is mostly helicopter that is used for evacuation.

Course Content

The rationale for using a CA-EBS

– Rapid deployment
– Deployable underwater
– Very little breathing resistance
– Single handed deployment, either hand
– Minimal dead space and ability to expel water from the mouthpiece

The components and elements of the CA-EBS

– Hose
– Mouthpiece
– Cylinder
– Demand Valve
– Pressure indicator
– Purge button
– Nose clip
– Charging

The operation of the CA-EBS equipment

– Importance of removing mouthpiece and nose clip (if fitted) before inflation
– Means of inflation
– Importance of not inflating the life jacket inside the aircraft
– Location and use of whistle and buddy line
– Oral inflation tube for top-up and release of excess pressure
– Spray-hood deployment

The hazards associated with a CA- EBS

– Medical hazards associated with lung over-expansion injuries
– Gasp reflex associated with cold water entry shock
– Coughing
– Dislodged mouthpiece (accidental or intentional)
– Accidental or deliberate loss of air
– Running out of air

Donning life jacket complete with CA-EBS and pre donning checks

– Pressure indicator reading
– Ensuring life jacket waist belt is not twisted (if fitted)
– Fastening of life jacket
– Adjustment of waist belt to ensure correct fit
– Engagement of crotch strap ensuring a correct fit and roll away and securing of excess webbing
– Ensure CA-EBS mouthpiece is correctly fitted
– Ensure CA-EBS hose is correctly fitted

How to deploy a CA-EBS, out of water and submerged

– One handed deployment of the mouthpiece and nose clip in accordance with manufacturers’ guidelines
– How to achieve a good seal around mouthpiece
– How to purge water from the mouthpiece
– How to recover a dislodged mouthpiece
– Use of the demand valve

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
CA-EBS7,000 1/2 day10:00-18:00On DemandPractical Exercises