NOGEPA 2.2B Marine First Aid refresher course
On each offshore mining installation, when manned (including normally unmanned installations), at least 2 persons must be designated and trained as Offshore First Responders.
Emergency training (specialized).
Anyone designated to perform first aid duties in a first aid organization on an offshore mining installation.
At the end of the course, the participant should have the required knowledge and skills to:
- Provide first aid to accident victims or acutely ill persons on a mining installation;
- Accompany sick or injured persons during transportation from the workplace to shore;
- To coordinate and assist in serious accidents involving multiple victims;
- Managing the first aid equipment on the offshore mining installation;
- Effectively communicate with the aft guard physician ashore and perform first aid actions at that physician’s direction.
- Basic first aid principles;
- Stopping bleeding, simple wound treatment;
- Fractures immobilization;
- First aid for shock;
- Resuscitation in heart-lung failure;
- Operation of an automated external defibrillator;
- First aid for unconscious patients;
- Immobilization of patient(s) with suspected back and/or neck injury;
- First aid for drowning;
- First aid for hypothermia;
- Personal hygiene for treating open wounds;
- Preparations for transportation of injured/sick persons;
- Use of first aid equipment;
- Use of dressings;
- Use of trauma scale;
- Communications and radio medical advice;
- Administering injections into a muscle at the direction of a physician; and
- Maintaining medical records.
Prerequisites for practical exercises:
Maximum of 12 participants per course and maximum of 6 participants per instructor.
Basic course = 4 days.
Refresher course = 2 days.
Two (2) years.
Prerequisites for participation in the refresher training:
The participant must hold a valid Nogepa 2.2 basic certificate, registered in the Personal Safety Logbook, or a valid “Oranje Kruis Certificate.”
Also accepted for the refresher course is a valid registration as a physician or a valid “BIG” registration for medics.