This one day course covers all of the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. Aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether it’s at sea or on inland waters, this course is designed to provide you with a working knowledge of first aid for people using small crafts.
In an emergency situation, applying a little first aid knowledge immediately can save lives, especially in remote locations.
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
This course fulfils the requirements for:
- First aid training for RYA instructors
- First aid training for vessels working up to area Category 2 under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially
- First aid training needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing’s Offshore Special Regulation OSR 6.05.2
- The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981, for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work