RYA First Aid Course

The RYA First Aid Course covers basic first aid, but concentrates on it from a boating perspective. 

A little first aid knowledge and immediate action can help save lives, especially on board a boat. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

Topics covered include:

The recovery position in a confined space
CPR- including the drowning protocol
Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
Seasickness and dehydration
Medical assistance or advice by VHF
Helicopter rescue

The RYA First Aid Course fulfils the requirements for:

Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boat Masters
The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers for races such as the Fastnet.

The RYA First Aid course is recommended by the MCA and HSE and includes the latest edition of the RYA First Aid Manual.

Previous experience required None
Duration 1 day or 2 evenings
Max instructor ratio 12:1
Cost £90

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