Elementary First Aid

Elementary First Aid

Applicable International standard(s)

This standard has been developed to meet the requirements of Elementary First Aid as contained within Table A-VI/1-3, Chapter VI of the STCW convention.

Standard of competence (Objectives of the Training)

The training in Elementary First Aid is for all persons serving on seagoing vessels and some Port Operations vessels. The objective of the training is so that seafarers may take immediate action on encountering an accident or other medical emergency until the arrival of a person with first aid skills or the person in-charge of medical care on board.

The objectives and outcomes:

  • Can assess needs of casualties and threats to own safety;
  • Have an appreciation of body structure and functions; and
  • Have an understanding of immediate measures to be taken in emergency situations.

Pre-requisites for entry into the course:

The course is open to all persons who intend serving on board seagoing vessels and must be of a minimum age of 16 year.