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 fullfils the requirements for:
- professional skippers working under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially;
- the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4);
- 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
Course fee per person; £115
8 hour course held at Preston Marina in “The Lodge”Training building.
Maximum 12:1 Student:Instructor ratio.
Includes RYA First Aid workbook
Next Course Dates;
- New Evening Course Now Available:
- Evening Course Dates:
- Mon. & Tues. 7th & 8th November 2022, 6pm – 9.45pm (both evenings)
- One Day Course Dates:
- Saturday 22nd October 2022
- Saturday 18th March 2023
Course time 0900hrs – 1700hrs.
To book; Phone 01772 733595 or EMAIL