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RYA One Day First Aid Course

Pre-course experience


Assumed Knowledge


Course content

First aid and resuscitation techniques for yachtsmen, including a knowledge of the treatment for hypothermia

Ability after course

Understands basic first aid in a marine environment

Minimum duration

1 day

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 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.

We can also offer AED (Automated External Defibrillation) and medical gasses courses. (These are NOT RYA courses)

 Your instructor, is an ex Police First Aider, is married to a Nurse (who keeps him in touch) Yacht owner and RIB fanatic.Has been sailing and on the water since he was 8 - was Norfolk's under 13 & 14 canoe champion. Is also an RYA Power Boat Instructor.

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