Elementary First Aid (EFA)


This one day course teaches basic first aid and life-saving skills with a balance of theory and practical work during training. It is designed to meet the minimum requirement for familiarisation and basic safety training for seafarers with designated emergency duties.

This course is part of the mandatory basic safety training courses, which also include: Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Proficiency in Security Awareness, Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

The course is included in our STCW Basic Safety Training Week.

Course content

  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs;
  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient;
  • The recognition and treatment of a person in seizure;
  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including an overview of AEDs;
  • The ability to recognise and safely treat a patient who is choking;
  • The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding;
  • The keeping of simple records following an accident.
  • The recovery position in a confined space;
  • Drowning;
  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure;
  • Seasickness and dehydration;
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Category C Medical Stores

Costs & Dates

Per Person
Price £110


Duration: 1 day

From: 09:00 – 17:00

For 2019 this course runs on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 23rd January
  • Wednesday 13th February
  • Sunday 24th February
  • Wednesday 06th March
  • Sunday 31st March
  • Wednesday 17th April
  • Sunday 05th May
  • Wednesday 15th May
  • Sunday 26th May
  • Wednesday 12th June
  • Sunday 30th June
  • Sunday 21st July
  • Friday 02nd August
  • Wednesday 14th August
  • Sunday 25th August
  • Wednesday 18th September
  • Sunday 29th September
  • Sunday 13th October
  • Wednesday 23rd October
  • Wednesday 13th November
  • Sunday 24th November
  • Wednesday 04th December