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RYA First Aid

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.


Additional Info

Course Title: RYA 1st Aid


2020 DATES:

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, all training dates are currently on hold.

New dates will be advised as soon as possible. Please email Berenice at admin@lcsc.org.uk to note your interest.

Course Duration: 1 day 9.00 - 5pm

Course Headline: In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

Course Description: It fulfils the requirements for:

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

The latest edition of the RYA First Aid Manual is included.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: none


Last updated 11:38 on 29 June 2020

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