The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for all those who go afloat, on inland waters or up to 60 miles offshore.  The syllabus is based on the recommendations of the HSE and the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Course Benefits:

This course fulfils the requirements for the MCA Code of Practice for skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2, including boatmaters; the senior first aid certificate for offshore racers subject to ISAF regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4) and all Royal Yachting Association (RYA) practical instructors.

Course Contents Include:

  • Principles of first aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Unconsciousness and recovery position
  • Control of bleeding (external & internal) and shock
  • Head injury
  • Fractures and soft tissue injury
  • Burns
  • Spinal injury
  • Drowning
  • Immersion hypothermia and cold shock
  • Exposure hypothermia /hyperthermia
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Seizures
  • Heart attack
  • Contents and use of category C first aid kit, including pocket mask
  • Calling for advice or assistance by radio
  • Medivac by helicopter

Length of course:

1 Day    09.00 – 17.00

Course Certification:

Continuous assessment of candidates skills will take place throughout the course and upon successful completion candidates will be  awarded an RYA First Aid Certificate, which is valid for 3 years.

Course Price:

£130.00 + vat per person (see Course Prices for group rates)