Offshore First Aid


This training is intended for employees working in the offshore industry. The training can be tailored to your needs or situation so it matches well with the compulsory NOGEPA First Aid training you have completed earlier. Of course, the training ties in well with practical situations.

What does an Offshore First Aider do?

An offshore First Aider is the appropriate person to respond rapidly and properly in case of an accident in order to bridge time until the evacuation helicopter arrives. Even though a doctor is available ashore 24/7 to provide advice, it is crucial that an offshore First Aider has extensive medical knowledge.

Practical exercises

The aim of this training is to freshen up and deepen your knowledge of the most essential First Aid topics. Specific topics related to a mining plant are discussed. You will practice various skills and we will discuss new topics with you, including procedures.

Refresher courses

In order to keep your skills and knowledge up to date, but also for certification and proficiency, you must attend a two-day refresher course each year.


One of our physicians will assess what actions are relevant and responsible for an offshore installation where a paramedic is present.
The course covers the following actions:

  • M. or S.C. injections
  • Infusion needle insertion
  • Removing an infusion needle
  • Administering intravenous fluids through IV needle
  • Treating wounds using skin glue
  • Administering oxygen
  • Administering medication on physicians request
  • Administering medication via rectum
  • Anesthetise eyes for examining
  • Colouring eyes for examining
  • Inserting an OPA
  • Ventilating using an ambu bag


This is a four-day course.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate, which is valid for one year. You are then authorised to perform the above actions on behalf of the backup physician.