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RYA First Aid Course

RYA First Aid Course
Pre-course Experience - None
Assumed Knowlege - None
Ability after the course - Understands basic First Aid in a marine environment
Duration - 8 hours

Course Location -


West Midlands and various other locations

(for groups of 6 or more we will come to you)

This one-day "RYA First Aid" course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people on and around the water. It fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of safe haven. The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE, and satisfies the requirements of some categories of commercial work afloat, including Boatmasters.

This course is a must for all who mess about on the water from the windsurfer, dinghy sailor, racing yacht skipper and crew to family cruisers both power and sail not forgetting PWC, powerboats and Inland waterways, At the successful completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA first aid certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the time of issue and is a prerequisite for RYA on-water Instructors and those taking their Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore Examination.

Our First Aid courses are normally run in the Midlands and Birmingham area, for groups and Yacht clubs we can come to you at various locations around the UK.

Video is on the St John Ambulance website

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Course Dates and Location

This course will teach you how to cope with medical emergencies from minor ailments to serious situations that require an immediate response.


The syllabus covers situations you are likely to encounter while on the water or at sea, with particular emphasis on resuscitation techniques, caring for a man overboard victim, Cold Water Shock, Hypothermia, Wounds and Bleeding, Fractures, Sea Sickness, Heart Attacks and Angina, Burns, Diabetic emergencies, Medical Shock and the use of the Class C First Aid Kit   We also explain how to obtain outside medical assistance and what to expect when involved in a helicopter rescue scenario.



Price - £95.00 per person (discounts available for groups of 6 persons and more). Club rates available for RYA Affiliated Clubs and Training Centres 


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