We are in a very fortunate position to have our own RYA First Aid trainer in house. This allows us not only to be fairly flexible on dates but to run the RYA first aid course for just £50.
Our 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.
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.
Although this is a general first aid course generally acceptable to employers and regarded as the equivalent of the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, the course does include more detail in some areas.
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 helicopter rescue.
We run a number of courses throughout the season. We can also put on courses for a group price (£120 + £10p/p up to 12) if your club or organisation need.Upcoming dates: Wed 14th Feb (7 spaces); Sat 31st Mar (7 spaces).