The RYA one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat in dinghies, yachts, windsurfers, canoes or powerboats and on inland waters or the sea.
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:
- RYA instructors
- RYA Yachtmasters
- 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.
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.
There is the option at the end of the course to receive instruction on the Cat C medical pack.
The cost includes a copy of the new RYA First Aid Manual which comes as part of the course pack with your certificate.
Lunch plus coffees mid-morning and mid-afternoon will be provided.
The cost is Members £85 and Non-Members £130.
The course can be booked by going onto our LSTA booking system at www.webcollect.org.uk/lsta/category/shorebased-courses.
Any problems booking or questions please contact Julia in the office - 01475 670000, firstname.lastname@example.org.