Offshore First Aid

This is a Health & Safety Executive approved 4-day course that complies with the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989. 

Offshore personnel are trained to a standard where they can administer basic First Aid on their own and provide assistance to the Offshore Medic when necessary.

Course Content

  • Aims and principles of first aid
  • Basic life support (CPR), including the use of defibrillators, the use and maintenance of manual resuscitators, manual suction devices, oropharyngeal airways and Oxygen supplies
  • Treatment of injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded, bleeding or shocked
  • Management of the unconscious casualty
  • Treatment of hypothermia, hyperthermia and the effects of immersion
  • How to deal with poisons encountered offshore
  • Treatment of a casualty who is suffering from an injury, including the dressing and immobilisation of injured parts
  • How to deal with burns and eye injuries
  • Treatment of inhalation of hot gasses or smoke
  • Assessment and treatment of common major and minor illnesses
  • Personal hygiene and the prevention of cross-infection during first aid procedures
  • The ability to transport a sick and injured patient safely and effectively by helicopter
  • Safe use of Entonox
  • The ability to communicate effectively in an emergency
  • Record keeping and the use of First Aid equipment 

On successful completion of the course and final assessment, the delegate will receive the HSE approved, nationally recognised Offshore First Aid Certificate. This is valid for 3 years. All delegates also receive a free pack including an up-to-date first aid manual.

Please note this course lasts 4 days with a minimum of 30 teaching hours. Courses are currently held in Aberdeen Scotland and Falmouth Cornwall. 

Please call for details and booking.

Cost £250 per person.

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