RYA First Aid Course
This 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. This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.
Date of Course – Sunday 31st March
Venue – TBC but in Leicestershire
Likely cost to TOG members - £40 - £65 depending upon final numbers.
Topics covered will 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.
This course has attracted more applicants that allowed by the RYA so we hope to make arrangements for another course soon.