Refresher and Updating - Proficiency in Elementary First Aid


5 Hours
Available Modes (Full-Time)


This 1 Day STCW ‘Refresher and Updating-Proficiency in Elementary First Aid (RU-PEFA) Course aims to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence for safety familiarization, basic training, and instruction set out in Regulation VI/1, Section A-VI/1 Para 3, Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW ’78, as amended. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in elementary first aid, a trainee will be competent to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of a person with medical first aid skills or the person in charge of medical care on board. This training course shall be required every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties, and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A V1/1-3 of the STCW. Competences 1. Recognize the assessment of the needs of casualties and threats to a seafarer’s safety. 2. Appreciate the body structure and functions. 3. Understand the immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to: • position casualty • apply resuscitation techniques • control bleeding • apply appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current • rescue and transport of casualties • improvise bandages and use materials in the emergency kit. Learners who are undertaking this training:- • Must have completed Proficiency in Elementary First Aid as set out in Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code


Marine and Non-Marine roles including Officers and Ratings of merchant vessels, Cruise ships crews, and Super yacht crews. Furthermore, this course is highly recommended for persons working onboard Safari vessels, local passenger and cargo vessels, local passenger vessels and fishing vessels.