RYA Training - First Aid Course

The RYA First Aid Training Course covers all the usual First Aid subjects, but from a Yachtie perspective.  It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

Duration: 1 Day 

Typical Cost: Members £85 non-members £95

Instructors: to be announced.

In a medical emergency a little First Aid knowledge 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 fulfills 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 and is renewable every three years. 

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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