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RYA First Aid Course

The 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.

Latest edition First Aid Manual will be provided with every course.

It fulfils the requirements for:

1 professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boat masters;

2 the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAFs regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.

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.

Very good course, that was well delivered by a knowledgeable instructor. Thank you
Neill (24/05/2018)
An excellent RYA First Aid course. The content is well-structured, covers all the important subjects with a good mix of talk, video and practical demonstrations. Paul Green is a first class instructor, and that is why we are asking Oyster Coast and Paul to provide a dedicated in-house course for Whitstable Yacht Club.
Richard (24/05/2018)


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RYA First Aid Course

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