RYA First Aid Course - Warrington

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RYA First Aid Course - Warrington:

RTA's one-day course 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.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fulfils the requirements for:

  • professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).
  • RYA Practical Instructors such as Dinghy / Windsurfing Instructors etc.

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.

The subjects specific to boating include:

the recovery position in a confined space
CPR, including the drowning protocol
cold shock and hypothermia fromimmersion and/or exposure
seasickness and dehydration
medical assistance or advice by VHF
helicopter rescue

Additional entry requirements

14 yrs +

Awarding body

Royal Yachting Association

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info
Start Date: Sat 19th May 2018


Warrington, WA4 2NF


9:00am - 5:15pm


1 day


one day.


Professional or Industry specific qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

Class size:

Max size:12
(places left)

per course

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