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:
artificial ventilation and chest compression (CPR)
how to turn a casualty into the recovery position
direct pressure to a wound and control bleeding
how to immobilise a fracture
the treatment for shock
the prevention, recognition and treatment of hypothermia
the treatment for asthma attacks, burns, diabetic emergencies, epilepsy
and heart attacks
the precautions needed when handling a spinal injury
List the actions needed to prepare for helicopter evacuation
One Day Course. Costs include RYA materials.