WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE STCW ELEMENTARY FIRST AID (EFA) COURSE?
This STCW EFA First Aid course is designed for those professional yachtsmen, super yacht crew and seafarers who are required to comply with the STCW 2010 code of practice. In the super yacht industry this certificate is required by all crew. In the smaller yacht and the workboat industry skippers operating up to 60 miles from a safe haven can operate with this certificate. Skippers operating further offshore require the more advanced 4-day MCA / STCW Medical First Aid and 5-day MCA / STCW Medical Care courses which are aimed at seafarers venturing further offshore.
Essentially, if you were at sea and a member of your crew became seriously ill, somebody on board should have sufficient skills to perform adequate first aid until professional help can be reached.
This is one of the course that makes up the STCW Basic Safety Weekand is required for all new seafarers operating on commercial vessel over 24m.
HOW LONG IS THE STCW ELEMENTARY FIRST AID (EFA) COURSE?
The course takes 1 day and the certificate last for 5 years.
WHAT ARE THE STCW ELEMENTARY FIRST AID (EFA) COURSE PRE REQUISITES:
- Minimum age 16
WHTA IS COVERED ON THE STCW ELEMENTARY FIRST AID (EFA) COURSE?
- Dealing with Emergencies
- Treatment for
- Handling casualties
- Calling for help
- Day of Training (and assessment)
- STCW Elementary First Aid Certificate
- First Aid Manual
- Free Parking
- Tea & Coffee
- Meals & Accommodation
At the point of booking you can opt to dual certify (or tri-certify) with the RYA First Aid and/or HSE Emergency First Aid at Work Certificates without having attend additional days of training. This is the most cost and time efficient way of meeting multiple governing body demands.