DDRC Professional Services

HSE Offshore First Aid at Work

This is a Health & Safety Executive approved 4-day course that complies with the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989. Offshore personnel are trained to a standard where they can administer basic First Aid on their own and provide assistance to the Offshore Medic when necessary.

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This course has been designed for those candidates who will carry out First Aid Duties in an Offshore Environment. The following are a selection of items that will be covered on the course. 

  • Infection Control
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support, including the use of the AED
  • Airway Management
  • Bleeding, Burns & Fractures
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Heart Problems
  • Common illnesses
  • Shock
  • Hypo & Hyperthermia
  • Immersion
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisons
  • Understanding Transportation of a Casualty, including the use of Helicopters. 

On successful completion of this course, candidates will receive a HSE approved and nationally recognised Offshore First Aid Certificate, which will be valid for a 3 year period.


There are no prerequisites for attendance on this course.