First Aid


Courses – Description

This is a true value for money Course, firstly it is an RYA Qualification, but now, it is also an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, so you get two for the price of one with the RYA Certificate.

The RYA First Aid Course is a requirement for RYA Instructors, Skippers, Commercial Operators and others requiring this certificate. You also need it when applying for certain other RYA qualifications such as Yachtmaster for example.

This is also a great Course for pleasure boaters as it teaches you things you may need to know about boating for example, how to request medical advice using your VHF radio, How to get rescued by Coastguard Helicopter, about Cold Water Shock, the biggest cause of death in marine related incidents, Hypothermia and of Course about First Aid, a very useful skill that could save a life. This Course is now also an Emergency First Aid at Work recognised Course, suitable for the workplace. With this in mind, this is a very cost efficient qualification and so useful. For EFAW the course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid. It is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments, such as small offices.

Instructor – RYA First Aid

The Instructor will be a shorebased First Aid Instructor qualified to run the course with an in date First Aid at Work Certificate & RYA validation or re-validation. Mike normally runs this Course and has taught First Aid for Rescue Emergency Care (Mountain Rescue), the Football Association, the Police Service and from 2007, the RYA.

Course Duration – First Aid

The course is one full one day First Aid Course and runs from 09:00 hrs till 17:00 hrs. There is a great deal in the syllabus and it can’t be run in much less time than stated unless of course there are very few students on the course, in which case it could finish a little sooner.

RYA First Aid course content

  • Emergency First Aid and CPR including the use of a defibrillator
  • Primary Survey and Secondary Survey
  • The recovery position and also the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol and secondary drowning
  • Cold Water Shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Medical assistance or advice using VHF Radio
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Burns, Broken Bones, and illnesses
  • Bleeding including Catastrophic Bleeding including the use of a Tourniquet 
  • More, much more

To Select an RYA First Aid Course Date

Click on “Book” select a date from the drop down arrow on the date, select your preferred date, the price will be shown. Select the number of places and complete all fields. Click on book and you will be taken to the secure payment section. Click on “more dates” to see what dates are free to book your course. Book your RYA First Aid Course today and learn how to save lives at sea or at home. Mike is an excellent Instructor and has written published articles for boating magazines on subjects like Cold Water Shock and is also qualified in the Stop the Bleed program with certification issued by the American College of Surgeons.

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