Learn the essentials of First Aid for those who work at sea or on a vessel
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Training Approved by Skills for Care

This three day course is tailored to a marine type workplace and will contain similar content that derives from the standard workplace first aid qualifications.

First aid at work for mariners involves providing immediate medical care to a person who has been injured or taken ill while at sea or working on a vessel. The primary goals of first aid are to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery.

Mariners should know:

  1. Bleeding: Apply direct pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or bandage to stop the bleeding. Elevate the wound if possible.

  2. Burns: Run cool water over the burned area for 20 minutes. 

  3. Fractures and sprains: Immobilise the affected area by splinting or using a sling. Do not move the injured limb unless it is absolutely necessary.

  4. Hypothermia: Move the person to a warm, dry place and wrap them in blankets or warm clothing. Provide warm, non-alcoholic fluids to drink.

  5. Choking: If the person is conscious, encourage them to cough. If they are unable to cough, perform the backslaps and abdominal thrusts if necessary.

It is important to have a well-stocked first aid kit on board and to know how to use its contents. The kit should include items such as bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes, scissors, tweezers, and pain relievers and much more. Additionally, it is recommended to have a medical reference guide or handbook on board to help with diagnosing and treating medical conditions.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Marine crew
  • Construction crew
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors 
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Managers
  • Sea Captain 
  • Commanders
  • Pilot
  • Any other personnel working Offshore  

This course comes with 18.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider 

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider 
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 
  • 1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid 

2. Be able to assess an incident 

  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey 
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty 
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 

3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty 

  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin 
  • 3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position 
  • 3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking 

  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: - mild-severe
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking 

5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding 

  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding 
  • 5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding 

6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock 

  • 6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock 
    6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock 

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries 

  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters 
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey

  • 1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • 1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey

2. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • 2.1 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling

3. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • 3.1 Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury
  • 3.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury

4. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury

  • 4.1 Recognise a suspected: Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
  • 4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a Flail chest / penetrating chest injury 

5. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scolds

  • 5.1 Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving: dry heat/wet heat/electricity/chemicals

6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

  • 6.1 Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving: Dust/chemicals/embedded objects

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

  • 7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • 7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

Covers subjects on anti-sea sickness tablets, Paracetamol / Ibuprofen and antiseptic cream

  • Workplace First Aid Student Manual V8.6 - 2021 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • UK Resus The Use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding
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