HSE Offshore First Aid
This four day HSE approved course provides qualifications to act as a first aider on an offshore installation, under the terms of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of the role of a first aider in an offshore environment, area assessment and recognition of major and minor illness.
Delegates completing an HSE Offshore First Aid training course will be able to;
- Act as a first aider in the workplace
- Understand the requirements of the first-aider
- Assess a first aid situation
- Act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the use of manual resuscitators, manual suction devices, oropharyngeal airways and oxygen supplies
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious, bleeding or suffering from shock
- Recognise minor injuries and illnesses and take appropriate action
- Recognise major injuries and illnesses and be able to administer first aid effectively
- Communicate and delegate promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Transport a sick and injured patient safely and effectively (including an understanding of the difficulties of transport by helicopter, the management of a patient during flight and the need for stabilisation of a casualty before transport)
- Recognise situations in which it is appropriate to use Entonox for the relief of pain and administer Entonox safely and effectively
An HSE Offshore First Aid training course includes;
- Roles and responsibilities
- The respiratory system
- The circulatory system
- Basic life support and AEDs
- Medical emergencies
- Major and minor injuries
There are no prerequisites for an HSE Offshore First Aid training course.