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RYA Small Craft First Aid

The RYA Small Craft First Aid Course and Certificate is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven. The syllabus is based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Transport.  Training is given by nominated First Aid trainers at teaching establishments recognised by the RYA.  Upon successful completion of the course, an RYA Small Craft First Aid Certificate, valid for three years, is issued.  This certificate fulfils the requirements of the Department of Transport Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels in area category 2, 3 or 4.  


By the end of the course, students should be able to:


       Demonstrate artificial ventilation and chest compression (CPR)

       Demonstrate how to turn a casualty into the recovery position

       Apply direct pressure to a wound and control bleeding

       Demonstrate how to immobilise a fracture

       Detail the treatment for shock

       Outline the prevention, recognition and treatment of hypothermia

       Outline the treatment for asthma attacks, burns, diabetic emergencies, epilepsy and heart attacks

       List the precautions needed when handling a spinal injury

       List the actions needed to prepare for helicopter evacuation


One Day Course.  Costs include RYA materials.