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Basic Safety Training - Elementary First Aid (Model Course 1.13)

Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part ship’s complement with designated safety or pollution-prevention duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned to any shipboard duties:

  • Receive appropriate approved basic training or instruction in:

    • personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1

    • Fire prevention and firefighting as set out in Table A-VI/1-2

    • elementary first aid as set out in Table A-VI/1-3; and 

    • personal safety and social responsibilities as set out in Table A-VI /1-4

  • be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3, and A-VI/1-4 through:

  • demonstration of their competence and

  • examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved training program


Our Elementary First Aid course is prepared according to the requirements included in the IMO model course 1.13 and includes certification and exam.


Aims & Objectives
  • to provide the participant with the required training as per Section A-VI/1-3 of the Code STCW 95 as amended.
  • The course follows the structure of IMO Model course 1.13.


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Place a victim in the proper posture.
  • Apply artificial respiration techniques.
  • Control haemorrhages.
  • Adopt appropriate measures to treat states of shock.
  • Take correct measures in case of burns, fractures and other injuries, including electric discharges.
  • Rescue and transport a victim.
  • Apply bandages and use first aid kit material.
  • Cover the required objectives of IMO Model Course 1.13

Who should attend?
  • Beginners to sea service
  • Seafarers requesting refresh of their Knowledge on Personal Survival Technics as required every 5 years by STCW and TMSA 3 for continuous evaluation of seafarer’s competence
  • Marine Technicians seeking Seaman’s book


Prerequisite skills & knowledge:
  • As per all Basic Safety Training related courses, this course is open to all seafarers who are prepared to serve on board sea-going merchant ships and there are no particular educational requirements for them.
  • Recommended Age is 18 years or more
Relative conventions: STCW 95 Convention


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 – Accredited by Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs Accreditation No. 2101338
Basic Safety Training – Elementary First Aid:
  • Requirements of the STCW
  • Objective of the course
Elementary First Aid
  • General Principles
  • First aid definition
  • Measures to be taken in cases of emergency
  • Emergency checklist to provide first aid
  • General precautions to provide first aid
Body Stracture and Functions
  • General
  • Structure of Human Body
  • Bones, fractures and injuries
    • Fractures
    • Sprains
    • Torn Muscles
    • General Care
      • General Attention
      • Sling
      • Treatment Recommendations
      • Sensitivity
    • Attention for specific injures fractures
      • Clavicle fracture
      • Arm fracture
      • Elbow or forearm fracture
      • Hand and finger fracture
      • Hip fracture
      • Fracture of the upper leg
      • Knee fracture
      • Fracture of the inferior part of the leg
      • Ankle or foot fracture
      • Jaw Fracture
      • Cranial Fracture
      • Signs of a backbone fracture
      • Care of a fractured backbone
      • Fractured rib
      • Cramps
      • Sprain and tearing
Positioning of Casualty
  • An approved way to turn an injured person:
    • Examination method
    • Observing the Injured includes a series of elements amongst which we mention
The Unconscius Casualty
  • Sings and hazards of unconsciousness
  • Some of the unconscious problems can be
    • Respiration problems
    • Threatened breathing due to facial injuries, lung disease, burned airways
    • Obstructed breathing
    • Observation of skin color
    • Individual exam of each body part
    • Written Record
    • Interview the injured person
    • Vital Signs
      • Respiration
      • Pulse
      • Pupil Reflex
  • Cardio Respiratory arrest
  • Causes for respiratory arrest and its manifestations
    • Causes
    • Manifestations
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation C.P.R.
    • Hyperextension - procedure to open respiratory tracks or hyperextension
    • Lifesaving Respiration
    • Resuscitation with Cardiac
    • Procedure
    • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation with one helper
    • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation with two helpers
    • Important Aspects
  • Cardiac Attack
    • Infarct risk factors
    • Signals
    • First Aid
  • Bleedings
    • External wound bleedings
    • Internal wound bleedings
  • Bleedings in specific parts of the body
    • Face and skull
    • Nose
    • Dental
    • Female Genital Hemorrhage
  • Wounds
    • Classification of wounds
    • Classification according to the element that cause them
    • Care of wounds
  • Recommendation for the transport of the amputated members
Management of Shock
  • Shock Overview
  • Shock Causes
  • Types of Shock
    • Hypovolemic Shock
    • Hemorrhagic Shock
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Neurogenic Shock
    • Hypoglycemic Shock
    • Hyperglycemia shock
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Normovolemic shock
    • Accidental shock
    • Shock Symptoms
  • Vital signs
  • Body function
  • Shock Diagnosis
  • Shock Self-Care at Home
  • First aids in case of shock
Burns and Scals, Accidents Caused by Electicity
  • Burns and scalds
  • Classification of burns and scalds
    • First (1st) degree
    • Second (2nd) degree
    • Third (3rd ) degree
  • Causes of burns and scars
  • Severe Burns
  • Specific burns
  • Burns due to electricity
  • Burns due to freezing
Rescue and Transport of Casualty
  • General
  • Methods to lift a person
    • Pull
    • Loading of arms
    • With the help of a quilt or blanket
    • The correct method to lift an injured person onto a stretcher
  • How to transport an injured with the help of elements
    • Transport in chair
    • Kinds of stretchers
  • Uses of Bandages
    • The bandages
First Aid Kits
  • Rule #1 “The Context Equals the Content.”
  • The First Aid Kit
  • Let's get to the kit
Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Basic Safety Training – Elementary First Aid
  • “Basic Safety Training – Elementary First Aid” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar e-book (available for download)
  • No. of pages: 97
  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations
Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 45
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 45
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 1.5


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Basic Safety Training – Elementary First Aid





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.


   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English


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