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OSR Recognized First Aid Qualifications

OSR - MNA Recognized First Aid Courses

The requirements for MedicalTraining under the Offshore Special Regulations are as follows:

6.05.1 At least one member of the crew shall have a valid STCW 95 A-VI/4-2 (Proficiency In Medical Care) certificate or equivalent MoMu0
6.05.2 In addition to 6.05.1 another member of the crew MoMu0
At least two members of the crew MoMu1
At least one member of the crew MoMu2
shall have a first aid certificate completed within the last five years meeting any of the following requirements:
i) A certificate listed on the ISAF website of MNA recognized courses
ii) STCW 95 First Aid Training complying with A-VI/1-3 - Elementary First Aid or higher STCW level
6.05.3 At least one member of the crew shall be familiar with First Aid procedures, hypothermia, drowning, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and relevant communications systems (see OSR 6.02.7 and 6.03.3). MoMu3,4
6.05.4 An example model first aid training course is included in Appendix N.


The following is a list of MNA recognized courses that are valid for use in that Country as being acceptable:

Australia (AUS)

Australian course that complies with HLTCPR201A - Perform Cardiopulminary Rescusitation and HLTFA301B - Apply First Aid Sometimes called: Applied First Aid, Senior first Aid or Workplace Level 2 First Aid

France (FRA)

The First aid Course (PSMer) and the Offshore medical training (FMH) are recognised by the FFV and also confirming to relevant STCW 95 standards.

Germany (GER)

The following providers are recognised by the DSV:

Dr. F. Steffen Sillemstraße 37 D-20257 Hamburg
Tel.: +494024868709+494024868709 Fax: +49 (0)40 41359854

Sailpartner GbR Feldstraße 57c 22880 Wedel Tel: +49 40 1802 4423-0

UG Postfach 11 02 26925 Elsfleth Mobil: 0176 / 23587654

Great Britain (GBR)

RYA First Aid Course

Sweden (SWE)

Senior First Aid Course and the Medical Care Course run by Swedish Sailing Federation in cooperation with Seasafety AB.

Current courses will be presented at the website of Swedish Sailing Federation

United States (USA)

US SAILING has recognise the following MNA recognized courses and in addition brought in a national prescription limiting to the Offshore Special Regulations reducing there validity from 5 years:

+ American Heart Association: Heartsaver FACTS - includes Heartsaver first aid course and AED (Automated External Defibrillator ) training. Certification for 2 years.

+ American Red Cross: First Aid, Standard First Aid (taught with Adult CPR at a workplace), and First Aid Basics (when taught alone as a community course). Certification for 3 years.

+ American Safety and Health Institute: Basic First Aid. Certification for "up to" 3 years.

+ National Safety Council: First Aid or Standard First Aid (when taught with CPR). Certification for 3 years.

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