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RYA First Aid Course

12th February, 09:30 - 16:30

Andrew Simpson Yachting offer discounts to Haslar Marina Members. HYC have arranged a discounted price for the RYA First Aid one-day course of £90. This compares favourably with similar courses offered locally.  The course is limited to 8 people and will be in their premises near the marina office. It will start at 9:30am and finish at around 4:30pm on Saturday the 12th February. There will be a break at about 12:30pm for lunch. You need to provide your own lunch although drinks will be available during the day.  The details are below:-

RYA First Aid Course

Be safe on the water with our one-day course, which covers first aid skills, techniques and knowledge 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 quick, measured and appropriate response is vital for the immediate welfare and well-being of a casualty and in more extreme circumstances could even save a life.  This course is about how to respond and to give you peace of mind.

This course is designed to teach you what to do in situations where people have accidents whilst on a small craft or in the marine environment, and how to manage and stabilise a situation if and when you need to seek outside assistance from the SAR Services. The course is invaluable for anyone who spends time afloat. A recognised First Aid qualification is also a pre-requisite for those taking Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore exams.

Course Outcomes

Successful completion leads to RYA First Aid Certificate, which is valid for 3 years from time of issue.

RYA First Aid also fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters, and the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAFs regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.

Required Experience
No prior experience or knowledge is required

Course Syllabus

As First Aid is simply the first level of response in a medical emergency, you will learn how and when to co-ordinate with the search and rescue services.

You will learn techniques from how to assess situations, treat minor cuts, Cold shock and hypothermia, burns and abrasions, through to the management of bleeding, fractures, and head injuries, through to administering CPR and resuscitation techniques.


Any available tickets are member only.

Last updated 3:01pm on 8 February 2022

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