Elementary First Aid (STCW)


This course is for anyone intending to go to sea so that they possess a basic knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency aboard ship.


Course content

This is a continuous assessment course.  Assessment will be through demonstration and oral questioning. At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the types of accidents or emergencies which may occur.
  • State how they would go about raising the alarm.
  • Identify the probable cause, nature and extent of injuries of a casualty.
  • Demonstrate the correct priority and sequence of actions to preserve the life of a casualty and of the first aider.


The course meets the requirements set out in the Table A-VI/1.3 of the STCW Code for training in elementary first aid. An STCW Proficiency in Elementary First Aid certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.