RYA First Aid

RYA First Aid Course

Our 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.

It fulfils the requirements for:

first aid training for vessels working up to area Category 2 under the Maritime and Coastguard

Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially;

first aid training needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing’s Offshore Special

Regulation OSR 6.05.2;

the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work.

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