Take this course to learn all you need about becoming a first aider at sea! Our RYA First Aid Courses are run in London and Southampton.
In the unlikely event of a medical emergency at sea, prompt action and a little first aid knowledge can save lives. The one day RYA First Aid at Sea Course provides a working knowledge of First Aid for people using small craft, and support to skippers of yachts and small craft working within 60 nautical miles of a safe haven.
The RYA First Aid Course is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The certificate is valid for three years.
Included in the price is a copy of the latest edition of the St John Ambulance/St Andrew’s First Aid/British Red Cross First Aid Manual.
The course is all classroom based. It 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.
The one day RYA First Aid at Sea Course is held in London (often at the Cruising Association in Limehouse) and in our classroom in Shamrock Quay, Southampton. However, if there is sufficient demand it can be held in your office anywhere in the UK. Included with the course is latest edition of the First Aid Manual required for the course.
The RYA First Aid at Sea Course is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The certificate is valid for three years. The certificate is accepted for Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Practical exam candidates, RYA practical instructors, and skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2.
At some point in the course you will be lying on the floor to practice the recovery position. You should bear this in mind when choosing what to wear to the course.
There are limited tea/coffee facilities in the building [kettle etc]. There are places nearby. You are welcome to bring lunch if you wish to avoid having to go out at lunchtime.
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