Elementary First Aid



The Elementary First Aid course will equip you with the skills needed to provide necessary medical assistance during accidents and medical emergencies. The course aims to provide the minimum standard of training for seafarers to provide elementary first aid on board a vessel according to Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.

This course combines both theory and practical training for basic first aid and life-saving skills. It comprises the knowledge required in Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code and provides an introduction to first aid principles. It shows how to respond to the most common medical emergencies, including but not limited to:


For the issue of a Certificate of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid, you must:


Typically the course is run over a 1 day period (8 hours).