RYA Small Craft First Aid
Duration: 1 Day 0900 – 1700
Previous experience required: None
- Basic First Aid Procedures.
It’s the middle of the night and you are halfway across the channel – when one of your crew suddenly collapses. Would you know what to do?
The RYA small craft First Aid course is designed to teach you exactly what to do in these situations. From the minor ailments such as headaches, sunburn and small lesions through to the immediate response to serious medical emergencies, the course covers most situations that a yachtsman is likely to encounter. There is particular emphasis on resuscitation techniques and the “first care” of a man over board victim. Our instructor will explain the procedures for obtaining outside medical assistance and he can also advise you on the correct first aid equipment for your own boat.
This course is a must for all who sail, and skippers should encourage their crews to attend. Remember it may be you who needs attention! At the completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA small craft first aid certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the time of issue and is a prerequisite for those taking the Yachtmaster Offshore Examination.
The first aid course is held in our classroom and includes all class materials, morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included.