Canalskills

RYA First aid

RYA First aid

This one day course is for anyone interested in First Aid from a boating perspective.

Cost: £80 per person

This course is recommended by the MCA and HSE and 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 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