Marine Coastguard Agency M.C.A (STCW) Elementary First Aid Course


This one day course is designed to give essential First Aid knowledge to all seafarers. Approval is MCA to STCW 95, A-V1/1-3. The course will equip students with the skills and knowledge to be able to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency onboard. 

The level of knowledge gained will be sufficient to enable the seafarer to take immediate action in the case of injury or illness.

Particular emphasis is placed on scene management and protecting the casualty and first aider from further risks as well as the knowledge to deal with resuscitation, control of bleeding, shock management, treatment of burns and scalds. Students will also learn about using bandages and other contents of a basic first aid kit as well as how to transport a casualty to safety.

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Pre-Requisites For Course:

  • Be over 16 years of age.
  • To be physically able to undertake casualty handling.

What Does The Course Include?

  • Scene Management & Casualty Assessment
  • Resuscitation with A.E.D.
  • Medical emergencies
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Drowning.
  • Shock.
  • Haemorrhage control.
  • Burns.
  • Electrical Shock
  • Cat C First Aid Kits.
  • Care of the rescued casualty.
  • Casualty handling.

Course Duration

1 Days

Course Cost



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