In 2014 the CA-EBS system was introduced as a mandatory requirement for offshore helicopter travel within the UKCS.
To date all CA-EBS training has been carried out by way of a separate “dry” module, however this is set to change. It has always been the intention of OPITO, along with industry stakeholders, to improve the quality and realism of the training by incorporating an in-water exercise.
Following extensive consultation with various bodies, including OGUK & HSE, OPITO are now in a position to include this within the standards for BOSIET, FOET and HUET training - the updated courses go live from Monday 26th March 2018.
Candidates undertaking offshore survival training from this date will be required to provide both a valid OGUK medical (or international equivalent) and an additional ‘OGUK Fitness To Undertake Shallow Water CA-EBS’ certificate prior to taking part in the in-water CA-EBS practical exercises.
Candidates that have been unsuccessful in passing the OGUK ‘Fit to Train’ (FTT) assessment will be issued with an OGUK ‘Unfit to Train’ certificate. Delegates that fall into this category will be eligible to complete their selected course with the existing ‘dry’ CA-EBS training, but will not take part in the in-water CA-EBS exercises.
What to Expect
Survivex Medical can provide both the OGUK medical and OGUK Fit to Train assessments via standalone and on course appointments daily.
We will be in touch with all clients that have existing survival bookings in place to commence after the 26th March in due course to discuss these new requirements.
For more information please do not hesitate to Contact Us today.