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 particularly covers the aspects specific to boating.
The course is essential for RYA Sailing and Powerboat Instructors and also fulfils 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.
This one-day RYA First Aid course is open to all members, whether re-qualifying or attending for the first time. Taking place on Saturday, 9th December between 0855 and 1700 it will be held in the Slipper Training Room located in the Malthouse.
The cost is £35 per person and includes the RYA First Aid Handbook, Certificate and refreshments. Places are limited to 12 people and if you wish to register please click on the ‘Enquire’ Button (You will need to return to the 'Events' page to view the button).
* Club Sailing and Powerboat Instructors are encouraged to check their current First Aid Certificates to ensure they will be ‘In-date’ for the 2018 training season.