The implementation of in-water training exercises with compressed-air emergency breathing apparatus (EBS) for survival course trainees also requires the implementation of a medical assessment of trainees’ medical fitness to participate in such training.
The objective of the fitness for in-water water training exercises with compressed-air emergency breathing apparatus (EBS) training is to:
ensure trainees have understood the nature of the hazard of barotrauma, that some medical conditions may increase the risk, and the importance of providing an accurate medical history in order to individually assess risk. For healthy survival course trainees the risk of the hazard of barotrauma is assessed to be very low
classify trainees as either 'fit' or 'unfit' for in-water EBS training as simply as possible
ensure all trainees have received explanation of risk mitigation measures in general, and that trainees with medical conditions have received personalised risk mitigation advice relevant to their condition.
provide documentary confirmation of fitness status, for employers and training providers
You shall be aware that lung function and ears conditon will be always measured at medical examination. But for examinees with a history of relevant medical condition(s) i.e respiratory tract (lung, throat, nose, ear) problems, we kindly ask to bring all relevant examination and test results from last year along.
To undertake „in water“ training with PSTASS Category A Emergency Breathing Equipment
at one doctor admission