Offshore First Aid

Offshore First Aid


Offshore First Aid (HSE)

The course is approved by the HSE and complies with the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) regulations 1989. Delegates are trained to be able to administer First aid and provide assistance to the offshore medic if necessary.

Prerequisite training
The syllabus focuses on:

  • Aims and principles of First Aid
  • The ability to communicate effectively during and emergency
  • Management of the unconscious casualty
  • Basic life Support (CPR) including the use of defibrillators, manual resuscitators, manual suction devices, oropharyngeal airways and oxygen supplies
  • Manage a choking casualty
  • Manage a casualty that is suffering from Shock, Bleeding, Burns or fractures
  • Use of Entonox
  • Treatment of inhalation of hot gases or smoke
  • Medical Evacuation by helicopter
  • Treatment of Hypothermia
  • Recognise and treat minor illness
  • Recognise and treat the effects of poisons
  • Recognise and treat eye injuries and head injuries
  • Recommended refresher training
  • Holder should undertake further training in-line with HSE Guidelines and with material given free of charge from this course.

Course fees include:
HSE certification
Course certification in frame and plastic card