First Aid

Our 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:
• First aid training for vessels working up to area Category 2 under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially.
• First aid training needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing's Offshore Special Regulation OSR 6.05.2.
• The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work.

Requirements & Outcomes:

Assumed knowledge:
•  None

Minimum duration:
•  1 Day

Course content:
• The recovery position in a confined space
• CPR, including the drowning protocol
• Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
• Seasickness and dehydration
• Medical assistance or advice by VHF
• Helicopter rescue.

Stuart Parker
Principal and Chief Instructor
Mobile: 07976 356688