The course is designed in compliance with STCW 2010 requirements (i.e. table A-VI/1-3) to form a part of mandatory Basic Safety Training (BST). The aim of the Elementary First Aid course is to equip seafarers with essential medical knowledge to help them cope with most wide-spread accidents and medical emergencies they might encounter onboard.


Upon the successful completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Provide first medical help to the injured or those requiring immediate medical assistance i.e. people having heart or asthma attacks;
  • Be familiar with the theory of medical care in case of medical emergency;
  • Give cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • Know symptoms and be competent at treating bleeding and shock;
  • Understand the phenomena of hypothermia and be capable of helping the injured;
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge in treating burns, fractures, injures to the head and spine; using different types of bandages;
  • Be aware of dangers connected with transportation of patient with injury to the spine; be skilled in handling such casualties.

Course content:

  • Elementary First Aid theory;
  • Sequence of actions upon discovering the injured or person requiring immediate medical assistance;
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation theory and practice;
  • Recovery position;
  • Drowning;
  • Hypothermia;
  • Fractures and spinal injuries;
  • Bleeding, burns and shock;
  • Medical emergencies such as heart attack, chocking and asthma;
  • Transportation of the patient with the injury to the spine or pelvis.

Assessment: Usually there is an undergoing assessment in the ourse of the training. However, some training providers also include oral or written examinations.

Target Audience:  All seagoing personnel.

Pre-requisites: None apart from 16 years minimun age limit.

Duration: 1 day.

Training Centers Offering This Course

India (50)

Belapur, Panvel (Navi Mumbai), in

Bharatpur, in

Chinchoti, in

Mumbai, Pune, in

Mumbai, Udvada, in

UK (38)

Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-Site, gb

Billingham Cleveland, gb

Bristol, gb

Bromborough, near Liverpool, gb

Cowes, IOW, gb

Cromhall, Gloucestershire, gb

Dover Kent, gb

Edinburgh, gb

Emsworth Hampshire, gb

Falmouth Cornwall, gb

Falmouth, Cornwall, gb

Fleetwood, Lancashire, gb

Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, gb

Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, gb

Hull, North Yorkshire, gb

Langbank, Renfrewshire, gb

London, gb

Newhaven, East Sussex, gb

Norfolk, gb

Paignton, Devon, gb

Peterhead Aberdeenshire, gb

Plymouth Devon, gb

Scalloway, Shetland, gb

South Brent, Devon, gb

Southampton, gb

Stronoway, Scottish Islands, gb

Torquay Devon, gb

France (4)

Marseilles, fr

Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, fr

New Zealand (4)

Nelson, Blenheim and Auckland, nz

New Plymouth, nz

Malaysia (3)

Johor, Pengerang, Miri, my

USA (3)

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Fort Lauderdale, FL, us

Thomaston, Montville, Maine, us

South Africa (3)

Fishing Harbour Saldanha Bay Western Province, za

Nigeria (2)

Adiabo – Calabar, ng

Denmark (2)
Finland (1)
Australia (1)

Launceston Tasmania, au

Congo (1)
Mexico (1)

Ciudad de México, mx

Sweden (1)

Käringön (Göteborg), se