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The course offers an overview of all subjects taught on the 4-day Offshore First Aid course and also introduces any new techniques, legislation or guidelines that have arisen since the delegate originally qualified.


This is an HSE approved 2-day course that complies with the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989.

Personnel that are trained in Offshore First Aid must complete this course within 3 years of first qualifying.

  • 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