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 at sea. The course is equally suitable for cruisers, racers, dinghy sailors,  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 and HSE, and satisfies the requirements of RYA Instructors and holders of RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence.

RYA FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:

1 day: 0930 to 1700.

RYA FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

None.

RYA FIRST AID COURSE CONTENT:

First Aid and resuscitation techniques for yachtsmen, including knowledge of the treatment for hypothermia. The RYA First Aid Course is unique in First Aid terms, as it is aimed at water sports enthusiasts and takes a realistic look at the levels of First Aid that can be performed in a yacht, powerboat or dinghy. 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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR RYA FIRST AID COURSE:

  • Day of First Aid Training
  • Use of all the necassry kit
  • RYA First Aid Handbook
  • RYA First Aid Certificate
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free (on street) Parking

RYA FIRST AID COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Dual certify and also receive the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate at the same time (extra £30).

RYA FIRST AID COURSE RATIO:

The RYA recommends their centres provide at least one “resuscitation manikin” to every 4 students and at least 1 “resuscitation mask” per class. While this is a good ratio we believe in giving you even more, “hands on” time and we operate with one manikin and one mask for every pair of students. The class size can be as low as 2 students and can be up-to 12 students.

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.