Offshore First Aid Course

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The Offshore First Aid course is comprehensive training delivering basic skills of first aid provision to specialists in the offshore environment. The program includes a series of theoretical and simulation sessions, group discussions.


On successful completion of the Offshore First Aid course delegates will be able to manage most health emergencies and accidents effectively by providing adequate first aid and life support including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students also are taught to assess casualties and provide treatment to typical medical conditions such as injuries to the bones or cardiac arrest.

Course content:

• First aider duties and responsibilities;
• Casualty assessment, hygiene and self-protection;
• Human anatomy basics;
• Dealing with an unconscious casualty;
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults;
• Bleeding control;
• Heart attack and heart conditions;
• Shock;
• Hypothermia, hyperthermia, drowning;
• Burns, scalds and electricity inflicted damage;
• Asthma and airway management;
• Poisoning in the offshore environment;
• Diving medicine;
• Transportation of the casualty including stabilization prior to helicopter transfer.

Assessment: There is a written assessment with a 75% minimum passing grade.

Target Audience: Maritime professionals designated to provide first aid onboard of their vessels.

Pre-requisites: None.

Duration: 2 – 5 days.

Note: Also see HSE Offshore First Aid Course STCW course.

Validity: 2 – 3 years depending on the certification system. Revalidation through the Offshore First Aid Refresher training.

Training Centers Offering This Course

UK (5)

Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-Site, gb

Hull, North Yorkshire, gb

Norway (4)

Hundvåg, no

Sandnes, no

Tromsø, no

Ålesund, no

USA (3)

Houston, TX, us

Lafayette, Louisiana, us

Robert, Louisiana, us

Malaysia (3)

Johor, Pengerang, Miri, my

Nigeria (3)

Lagos, Port Harcourt, ng

Mexico (2)

Ciudad del Carmen, Camp, mx

Tampico, Tuxpan, Poza Rica, Varacruz - Azteca, Paraiso, CD Del Carmen, Progreso, Cozumel, mx

Indonesia (1)

Kota Batam, id

Philippines (1)
Poland (1)
The Netherlands (1)


Egypt (1)
Greece (1)

Lavrio, gr