RYA First Aid Course
Our RYA First Aid 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.
The syllabus is based on recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Advanced first aid while afloat is rarely used but the ability to recognise whether a situation is serious and to look after the casualty until help arrives is a reassurance for skipper and crew.
This certificate is accepted for Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster® Practical Exam candidates, RYA practical instructors, and skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2.
- 1 day
Boating specific subjects
- 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
Please also have a look at the RYA First Aid Syllabus page.
- Tea and coffee
- St Johns/Red Cross First Aid Manual
Bookings & Info
Recommended RYA Books
To help you in your personal preparation for the course we can advise the following book/s.
If you click on the link it will take you directly to the RYA website to the appropriate page where you can order it and have it despatched directly to you.
|Buy First Aid at Sea at the RYA Shop|
|Buy First Aid Manual at the RYA Shop|