International First Aid | First Aid at Work Diving Course

First Aid

First Aid at Work (Diving)


About This Course

This course is designed for the offshore diving operation team that requires First Aid at Work (Diving) qualification. This training is aligned with DMAC 11— Provision of First Aid and the training of divers, supervisors and members of dive team in first aid and Code of Practice for Diving at Work (Singapore Standards SS511). This course will provide all the required first aid skills necessary to manage a patient prior to the arrival of the emergency services. It also covers other first aid health and safety at work information pertaining to commercial diving in the offshore environment.

This training consists of three-day first aid course (ISO 29990:2010 Standard Occupational First Aid course or equivalent) plus one-day diving first aid component.


In this course, learners will be competent in the following skills:

Day One to Three


  • Principles of First Aid
  • Chain of survival
  • Emergency Management Procedures
  • Emergency Care Cycle

Essential Skills

  • Scene Survey
  • Exposure Protection

Basic Life Support

  • Primary Survey, Recovery Position and Re-assessment
  • CPR Adult (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Alternative Ventilation Procedures
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Adult Choking

Life Threatening Condition

  • Severe Bleeding, Shock Management

Secondary Survey

  • Patient History Taking
  • Physical Assessment
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)

Breathing Problems

  • Asthma, Hyperventilation, Chest Injuries

Circulatory Problems

  • Angina, Heart Attack, Stroke, Fainting


Environmental Problems

  • Electrical and Chemical Injuries
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Hypothermia, Frostbite
  • Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Nervous System Problems

  • Epilepsy and Seizures
  • Head Injuries, Spinal Injuries

Other Medical Problems

  • Allergies, Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetic Emergencies, Poisoning
  • Caused by handling of Chemicals & Substances

Other Injuries

  • Eye Injuries, Fractures, Dislocation
  • Sprains and Strains, Wounds and Bleeding
  • Minor Injuries

First Aid Health and Safety

  • First Aid Kit
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs Checklist
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Hazardous Substances COSHH
  • Incident Recording & Reporting

Day Four

Diving Emergency

  • Decompression illness

Oxygen Provider

  • Integrating the use of Emergency Oxygen
  • Emergency Oxygen delivery device
  • Emergency Oxygen for breathing/ non-breathing patient
  • Oxygen equipment assembly and disassembly
  • Special considerations for emergency oxygen use
  • Emergency oxygen / Talk through scenarios


32 Hours ~ 4Days (Refresher is 24 hours ~ 3 days)


Personnel who has been assigned a WSH-related role in the organisation and is the workplace first aider in the diving operation.



This course requires learners to possess the following certificates:

  • Valid commercial inland/inshore or offshore diving certificate
  • Valid diving medical certificate


Each section of the book will guide you through each of the essential skills required to be a competent diving first aider. Through the process of seeing, hearing, and doing, you will learn how to provide first aid in an emergency both safely and effectively. As you complete each skill, you will develop the skills, knowledge, techniques and confidence to respond in a diving related emergency.


Delegates will be assessed through a written examination and practical skills assessment. Upon successful completion, delegates will be awarded a certificate of attainment issued by KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd and certificate expiry is three years from date of completion, or expiry date as per local/national regulation or guidance requirements.

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