Elementary First Aid

Course Title

Elementary First Aid

Course duration and timing

The safety of trainees must be ensured at all times. Centres must draw up their own criteria to meet Health and Safety obligations. The training shall be not less than eight contact hours

Learning outcomes

This training is intended to meet the requirements set out in Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code for training in elementary first aid and unit A11 of the marine national occupational standards. The outcomes to be achieved are set out in Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code. All trainees will be required to present sufficient evidence that the criteria specified have been met through practical demonstrations and other appropriate means.

  • Outcome: Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.


The training forms part of the requirements for basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety or pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship. The training must be undertaken before new entrants are assigned to any such shipboard duties.

Target Group for the Course

The objective of the training is to give all persons intending to go to sea a basic knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency aboard ship.

Rules and standards

Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code – Merchant Navy Training Board Criteria

Maximum number of partecipants

It is recommended that there should not be more than 12 trainees per instructor or lecturer for practical sessions.

Course site

Tema Safety & Training S.R.L. Training Centre
Via della Transumanza n. 5/C – 74123 Contrada Carmine (Taranto) – ITALY
Telefono: (+39) 0994725898
Fax: (+39) 0994725690
E-Mail: info@academytst.com

    • Classroom placed at the first floor of the Training Centre
    • Classroom placed at the fire fighting training ground in via del Tratturello Tarantino, 6 – 74123 Taranto
    • GENOA Site

Via Molinetto 96 – 16016 Cogoleto (Genoa)

Via Greto di Cornigliano, 6 – 16152 Genoa

Certicate issued

Achievement of the desired standard of competence will be attested to by a certificate issued by the centre, in the format shown in Annex A to section one of the MNTB Criteria.
Where appropriate, achievement will recorded as part of formal assessment procedures.
A certificate cannot be issued prior to approval of the training by the MCA.

Services included

  • Teaching material for tests and practicals
  • Lunch
  • Insurance coverage
  • Shuttle service to / from Taranto railway station / TST