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RYA Scotland First Aid course, Thurso

  • March 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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:

  • professional skippers working under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially;
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4);
  • the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work.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
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • helicopter rescue

Cost: £80 per person (price could come down slightly depending on how many people on course)

Times: tbc

To book your place, please contact Rob Bashford on [email protected]



Scrabster Harbour, Thurso, KW14 7UJ, United Kingdom