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Grupo Stier and Category A Emergency Breathing System

In every emergency known to date where there has being a loss of lives due to an emergency situation we have always found that the report following such cases shows areas where gaps in equipment, training or knowledge may have being relevant.


The introduction of CA-EBS training is one of those incidents where after a series of helicopter accidents, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) organized a commission where a review of safety regarding helicopter travel was reviewed including the CAA, Oil & Gas UK, Step Change in Safety and many helicopter operators.


Following on from the commission and the development of CAP 1034 it showed that CA EBSthe use of the LAPP failed in certain areas where the CA-EBS met all requirements, the new CA-EBS meets such requirements where it can be deployed under water and with either hand; mouthpiece can be deployed within 10 seconds and the biggest advantage of all is that this unit can be deployed above or below water.


As a result of this all passengers travelling by helicopter in the UK were to have the CA-EBS completed by the 1st January where the LAPP would be withdrawn from service, CA-EBS training was implemented under an OPITO approved standard in August 2014, this meant that every person wishing to travel offshore with the CA-EBS required training.


The training is a dry classroom based course delivered over 1 ½ hours and the following topics are covered during training:

  • Fundamentals Differences between Rebreathers
  • Rationale behind the use of CA-EBS
  • Hazards associated with CA-EBS

Each delegate attending the course will have to demonstrate:

  • Pre flight inspection
  • Donning the equipment including buddy check
  • Emergency deployment of CA-EBS


Grupo Stier offers this training at their facility in Las Palmas, Spain or if required it can be organized on board an offshore platform, the course can be booked as stand alone or as part of a BOSIET or FOET.

When booking this course as a standalone it is important to know that there is a pre requisite where you need to have an in date BOSIET or FOET certificate.

To book or enquire about this course or enquiries relating to bookings or dates email: or phone +34 928 134 217 | +34 629 789 400

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Grupo Stier S.L. ha recibido financiación del Fondo de Préstamos y Garantías para la Promoción de Proyectos Empresariales de Innovación, para el proyecto denominado PROYECTO INNOVACIÓN EN MATERIA DE SEGURIDAD MARÍTIMA EN CANARIAS, cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) en un 85%, proveniente del Programa Operativo FEDER de Canarias 2007-2013.