Offshore first aid and medic qualifications

How training organisations can gain and maintain approval

Date of publication:
February 2019
Series code:
MS39 (rev1)

Who this guidance is for:

The guidance explains how training organisations can gain and maintain approval to run offshore first aid and/or offshore medic courses under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989. It also sets out the standard of training to be achieved.

The guidance should be read in conjunction with the Approved Code of Practice and guidance Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works.

Changes since the last edition:

The previous, separate guidance documents on gaining and maintaining approval to deliver offshore first aid and offshore medic training have been consolidated into this single, concise document to make it easier for training organisations. Guidance note MS38 has therefore been withdrawn.

The guidance contains some changes to the approval process, which will mainly affect applicants seeking HSE approval for the first time:

Updated: 2021-03-23