RYA First Aid

AED practice on the RYA First Aid Course
RYA First Aid Training Course

RYA FIRST AID COURSE AIMS:

In a medical emergency, a little First Aid knowledge can save lives, especially when you are in a remote location. This course will provide you with a basic knowledge of First Aid and is aimed at people who will be using small craft inland or at sea. The course is equally suitable for cruisers, racers, dinghy sailors, windsurfers, motor boaters and ocean rowers. The course fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working up to 60 miles from a safe haven. The RYA First Aid course is recognised by the MCA, the HSE and World Sailing, it satisfies the requirements for RYA Instructors, holders of RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence, offshore race crews (Cat 1, 2) and most Ocean rowing .

WHERE IS THE RYA FIRST AID COURSE RUN?

  • Chieftain Training, Woolston, Southampton (weekly)
  • Chieftain Training, Dumbarton, Scotland (monthly)
  • Bespoke course at your location (on demand)

RYA FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:

1 day (0930-1800)

RYA FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

Minimum age 13

WHAT IS COVERED ON THE RYA FIRST AID COURSE?

First Aid and resuscitation techniques for yachtsmen and small craft users, including the treatment for hypothermia. The RYA First Aid Course is unique in First Aid terms, as it is aimed at water sports enthusiasts and small craft operators, it takes a realistic look at the levels of First Aid that can be performed in a yacht, powerboat, dinghy or ocean rowing boat. Our instructors fully appreciate the difference between conventional First Aid and RYA First Aid (where the ambulance may not be just ten minutes away). The certificate is valid for three years and AED practical training is included.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RYA FIRST AID COURSE?

  • Day of First Aid Training
  • Use of all the necessary kit
  • RYA First Aid Handbook
  • RYA First Aid Certificate (including Cat C. endorsement)
  • Free (on street) Parking

RYA FIRST AID COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

You can select single, dual and/or tri certification when booking.

RYA FIRST AID COURSE RATIO:

This classroom course can run with anything from 2 to 12 students. We are happy to arrange 1:1 on request.

The RYA provide all of their centres with guidance on the ratio of training equipment to students. While their ratios work we pride ourselves on surpassing the minimum equipment ratio many times over don’t believe in just “packing you in”. On all our courses you spend more time participating and less time watching others. We do this by providing plenty of equipment

RYA Guidance for all Training Centres

Chieftain Training RYA First Aid Course

Resus mannequins for practical sessions

The recommended ratio of resuscitation mannequins to students is 1:4 Chieftain operates at 1:1. i.e. you will not share a mannequin on our First Aid courses.

Pocket Masks for practical sessions

A pocket mask per 12 students for a demonstration Chieftain provides a pocket mask per student

AED Training Units for practical sessions

A training AED per course (12 students) is recommended Chieftain provides a AED trainer per pair of students.

 

HOW LONG IS THE RYA FIRST AID CERTIFICATE VALID FOR?

For a commercially endorsed skipper, an RYA Instructor or for use to meet the HSE First Aid at Work 1981 regulations, this certificate is valid for three years. If however it is being used to comply with World Sailing Offshore Special regulation 6.05, then its validity is 5 years. To revalidate / refresh / re-qualify you will need to complete the one-day course again.

BOOKING THE RYA FIRST AID COURSE:

If the dates below do not suit you, we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you.

Please let us know in advance of the course if you require dual certification with the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.

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