RYA First Aid At Sea Course - Southampton 1 Day Course


The 1 day RYA First Aid At Sea Course is a requirement for many seafarers including commercial skippers, bareboat skippers and regatta crews. The syllabus was created following guidelines from many recognised agencies, but your Solent Boat Training instructor will help you relate both the theory and practical components to being at sea. A realistic approach to procedures that can be conducted with the restrictions of being at sea.

The course cost just £99 and is run from our classroom at Building 11 Shamrock Quay marina in central Southampton with free parking.

Is The RYA First Aid At Sea Course For You ?

The one day RYA First Aid At Sea Course covers all the basic first aid subjects, but focuses on those operating on yachts and boats with various situations looked at from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or channel passages.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and the ability to quickly administer effective first aid can and does save lives. This is especially true for those who may find themselves in a situation in remote location. The 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 cat c commercial first aid kits 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).

HSE First Aid at Work courses are also available from Southampton First Aid.

What Will The RYA First Aid At Sea Course Teach Me ?

The course is recommended by both 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 from immersion and/or exposure

Seasickness and Dehydration

Summoning Medical Assistance or Advice by VHF

Helicopter Rescue procedures

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