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1 Day
Cowes, Isle of Wight
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The one-day STCW Elementary First Aid course forms part of the STCW Basic Safety Training and is a requirement for professional seafarers working at sea.

This practical course teaches you the basic principles of first aid. Learn to identify life-threatening conditions, perform CPR, recognise hypothermia, and be better prepared to help a casualty in an onboard emergency.

On successful completion of all outcomes, you will receive a certificate of proficiency in Elementry First Aid.


  • First Aid Manual.

Dates & pricing

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

No experience is needed.

Full itinerary

During the day, you will cover a range of topics educating you on different aspects of First Aid:

  • First priorities of First Aid.
  • Drills and training.
  • Calling for help.
  • Assessment & immediate action.
  • ABC.
  • CPR.
  • Handling casualties including helicopter rescue.
  • Bandaging.
  • Allergies.
  • Amputation.
  • Anaphylactic shock.
  • Control of bleeding.
  • Awareness of CAT drugs.
  • Contents of a first aid kit.
  • Head injuries.
  • Shock.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Fractures.
  • Heart attacks.
  • Angina.
  • Stroke.
  • Burns.
  • Choking.
  • Asthma attacks, diabetic emergencies and epilepsy.
  • Sea sickness.
  • Hypothermia.
  • Electric shock.

Related courses

You should combine this course with STCW Personal Survival Training, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Security Awareness and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities – or search again for STCW Basic Safety Training which covers all these subjects in a six day course. We recommend that you undertake further first aid training after no more than three years.