On every offshore mining installation when manned (including the normally unattended
installations) at least 2 persons shall be designated and trained as Offshore First Aider.
Calamity training (specialist).
Everyone who is designated to perform first aid tasks in a first aid organization at an offshore
At the end of the course, the delegate should have the required knowledge and skills in order to
be able to:
- Render first aid to victims of accidents or acute sick persons at a mining installation;
- Accompany sick or wounded persons during transport from the workplace to shore;
- Co-ordinate and assist in case of serious accidents with several victims;
- Manage the first aid equipment at the offshore mining installation; and
- Communicate effectively with the back-up doctor ashore and perform first aid actions on
- directions of this doctor.
- Basic principles of rendering first aid;
- Stop bleeding, simple wound treatment;
- Immobilize fractures;
- First aid at shock;
- Cardio-pulmonary reanimation;
- Operating an automatic external defibrillator;
- First aid at unconscious patients;
- Immobilization of patient(s) with suspected back and/or neck injury;
- First aid at drowning;
- First aid at hypothermia;
- Personal hygiene before treating open wounds;
- Preparations for transport of injured/sick persons;
- Use of first aid equipment;
- Use of bandages;
- Use of trauma scale;
- Communication and radio medical advice;
- Giving injections into a muscle on indication of a physician; and
- Keep medical administration up to date.
Conditions for practical exercises:
Maximum 12 delegates per course and maximum 6 delegates per instructor.
Basic course = 4 days.
Refresher course = 2 days.
Two (2) years.
Conditions for participation refresher training:
The delegate should be in the possession of a valid Nogepa 2.2 basic certificate, registered in the
Personal Safety Logbook, or a valid “Oranje Kruis Certificaat”.
Also accepted for the refresher course is a valid physician registration or a valid “BIG” registration