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RYA FIRST AID First Aid on the water

RYA First Aid with DV Diving

This one-day 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.

What you learn

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. 

  • 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

This course fulfils the requirements for professional skippers working under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially. 

Prerequisites

No prior experience is required

 

The Cost

  • RYA First Aid - £125