STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA) online course provides training for candidates to provide elementary first aid on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. This course covers the requirements of the STCW code Convention Chapter VI, Section AV/1, Table A-VI/1-3.
On meeting the minimum standard of competence in elementary first aid, a trainee will be competent to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of a person with medical first aid skills or the person in charge of medical care on board.
At a glance
- Approval: Liberia, ΙΜΟ whitelist flag, click here for LISCR approval, line 475
- Who is it for: Marine and Non-Marine roles including Officers and Ratings of merchant vessels, Cruise ships crews, Super yacht crews
- Accepted by: All flags that accept IMO white list approved training including Malta and Panama. Also: Liberia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Cooks Island, Dominica, Egypt, Hong Kong/P.R.C, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Oman, Palau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Taiwan.
- STCW Compliance: Fully compliant with STCW Code as amended
- Courses and Assessment: Online only, available 24/7
- Duration: 15h
- Eligibility: Newcomers and Refresh training
- Prerequisites: Passport
- Certificate provided: Digital, PDF file (stamped hard copy available upon request)
- Certificate Validity: Five (5) years
Complete the course at your own time and place, save time and money with asynchronous e-learning. All you need is an internet-enabled device available (desktop/laptop/tablet/smartphone and a couple of days.
No transportation costs • No wasted time • Also available on board • No physical attendance
- Recognize the assessment of the needs of casualties and threats to a seafarer’s safety.
- Appreciate the body structure and functions.
- Understand the immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to:
· position casualty.
· apply resuscitation techniques.
· control bleeding.
· apply appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current.
· rescue and transport of casualties.
· improvise bandages and use materials in the emergency kit.
Legislation & References:
- The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1995 (STCW 1995), 1998 edition (IMO Sales No. 938E)
- Medical section (pages 111 to 148) of International Code of Signals, 1987 edition (IMO Sales No. 994E)
- Assembly Resolution A.438(XI) – Training and qualification of persons in charge of medical care aboard ship
- IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985 (IMO Sales No. 935E)
- ILO/IMO/WHO International Medical Guide for Ships (IMGS), 2nd ed., (Geneva, World Health Organization, 1988)
- Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) (IMO Sales No. 251 E)
- A Course Compendium is provided for use as a textbook. This contains selected extracts from ILO/IMO/WHO International Medical Guide for Ships (Ref R5)
Documents required to attend
After purchasing the course you shall receive instructions in order to provide the following documentation:
Documents should be received in PDF/PNG/JPG format. You can either scan or photograph them, please make sure that they are legible.
Kindly note that before you purchase any course it is your responsibility to check if it complies with the flag administration/approval body you require or you want to submit it to. Furthermore, you should check if the course is accepted by your employer as your employer may have specific requirements.