You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.
STCW – Elementary First Aid
The Elementary First Aid course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers.
The training is designed to provide a basic knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering the most common emergencies aboard ship. These include checking for vital signs, bleeding, broken bones, shock, burns and scalds.
Treatments taught include CPR, hypothermia, bandaging methods and when and how to move a casualty.
Pre- Course Requirements
Candidates must be over 16 and have a basic level of fitness in order complete the practical first aid exercises.
Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency;
- Knowledge, understanding and proficiency in basic first aid
- Assessing the needs of the casualty and your own safety
- Appreciation of body structure and functions
- Understanding the immediate measures to be taken in case of an emergency
- Positioning a casualty – Applying resuscitation techniques – Controlling bleeding – Basic shock management
- Understanding Hypothermia and subsequent treatment
- Applying appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds
- The rescue and transport of a casualty
- Improvising bandages and using your emergency kit.
A mixture of theory and practical sessions.
Assessment and Certification
The Personal Survival Techniques STCW A-VI/1-3 certificate is awarded at the end of the course on the basis of continuous assessment.
To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page.