RYA First Aid Course

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

 

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fulfils the requirements for:

 

Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters; The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.

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The subjects specific to boating 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

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