Basic First Aid/Elementary First Aid

Compulsory Courses for New Fishermen


1 Day



This one-day elementary first aid course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers.

All commercial fishermen working aboard a vessel of any size are required to have attended Basic First Aid/STCW Elementary First Aid.

Course Certification and Compliance

Our course is fully approved by Seafish and the MCA and compliant with STCW Ref. A-VI/1-3.

Certificates issued are applicable to Merchant Navy (STCW 95) and the Commercial Fishing Industry.

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce learners to the principles of first aid, so that they can safely assess and record the condition of casualties, effectively communicate the condition of casualties, and provide appropriate first aid until medical assistance can be obtained.

By the end of training candidates will be able to:

  • Safely approach and assess the condition of a casualty
  • Apply effective first aid
  • Perform effective CPR
  • Recognise life threatening conditions
  • Record the condition of a casualty on a Emergency Recording Chart
  • Communicate effectively with health professionals to obtain appropriate assistance

Examination Type

Candidates must complete a short, multiple choice exam.

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Seafish Basic First Aid and an STCW Elementary First Aid certificate.

To apply for your place or find out more:

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Our Trainers

Seafood Cornwall Training is committed to providing everyone who learns with us with the highest standards of training.

All our trainers have plenty of experience in the areas they are teaching and have kept their expertise up to date. Whether that is because they have been in the fishing industry for many years as a Skipper, or are working regularly as a Paramedic or Firefighter, they will make sure your course is enjoyable, practical and gives you the confidence you need to progress your career as a fisherman.

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