The RYA First Aid course forms a one-day (8 hour) introduction to First Aid, for those who spend time on and around the water, but also those who do not.
It satisfies the minimum syllabus requirements of the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, meaning that it may be relevant to employers as part of their risk assessments.
This course also includes information relevant to the marine environment. It contains a session on the contents and use of a Category C First Aid kit, relevant for skippers of small commercial vessels seeking MCA commercial endorsement. On successful completion of the course, candidates will gain their Category C certification.
This course is required by:
You’ll be taken through the steps to support or resuscitate an unconscious casualty, deal with breaks, burns and bleeds, treat airway issues and handle a range of medical conditions.
After three years your qualification will expire. Re-qualification requires you to take the course again.
Included: RYA First Aid Handbook, RYA First Aid Certificate, all required training aids.
Taught by: An RYA First Aid Instructor.
Maximum ratio: 12 students to 1 instructor.
Requirements to pass: 100% attendance and participation in all activities.
Syllabus and Content:
Assessment, immediate actions and the priorities within first aid.
Unconsciousness and the recovery position
Failure of the circulation: shock
Blood loss and the control of bleeding
Recognition of internal bleeding
Angina and heart attack.
Levels of response and the AVPU scale.
Head injury: concussion and compression.
Immersion hypothermia and cold shock
Burns, including sunburn.
Seasickness and dehydration
Seizures Fractures, including spinal injuries
First aid kits
Use of an AED (automated external defibrillator)
Advice or assistance by radio
Medevac: the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter.
For the skippers of MCA coded boats: The contents and use of the category C first aid kit, including the pocket mask.
Price per person: £99
The season begins on 30th November -0001. Kayaking and sailing continues throughout the winter on Sundays. Winter clothing regulations apply.