A basic level of fitness is required to complete the practical elements of the course. There is no pre-learning required.
The aim of the course is to provide the knowledge necessary to give immediate response first aid onboard a ship. It will particularly focus on:
- providing an understanding of what to do when discovering a casualty, examining them and administering immediate first aid.
- how to give resuscitation and place someone in the recovery position.
- how to deal with fractures, burns, bleeds, choking and other general medical conditions.
- moving a casualty.
This course forms part of the mandatory 'Basic Safety Training' course, however can be undertaken on its own.
The course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing that will be unable to complete the course and will have to re book once they are fit and well.
The course will include videos, group discussions, slings application, physical demonstration of choking assistance, CPR, recovery position and simulated scenarios. You will utilise simulation training aids and dummy equipment as well as real first aid supplies.
Delegates will be assessed throughout the course.
Trainer to delegate ratio of 1:12 throughout.
Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.