STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA)

STCW 2010 Approved Maritime Training

STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA) is designed to form part of the minimum basic safety training for seafarers.

The aim of this EFA course 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 emergencies at sea. 

The course covers:

  • Applying immediate first aid in the event of an accident/injury on board ship
  • Actions on discovering a casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Recovery position
  • Fractures
  • Spinal injuries
  • Examination of a casualty
  • Medical conditions including heart attack, choking & asthma
  • Treatment of bleeding, burns & shock
  • Transporting a casualty on board ship


Upon successful completion of the course, all candidates are awarded an MCA approved STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA) certificate.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must be fit and able to complete all aspects of training.


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