RYA First Aid courses

RYA First Aid course for  Instructors

Our RYA First Aid  course covers the requirement of RYA Instructors. The course is focuses on working aboard boats or on shore and incidents are aquatic first aid focused. First aid teaching is through practical scenario based incidents where we will describe working on uneven decks, confined spaces, dealing with ropes and water immersion.

The first aid course focuses on dealing with incident management and improved techniques using items such as buoyancy aids, jackets, gaffer tape, paddles etc. Course includes specific requirements of RYA first aid courses – drowning, cold shock, use of VHF in emergencies, sea sickness and hypothermia.


We can run the course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards. Call us on 0333 4330 731 (free to mobile and landlines callers) or mobile 07585 723763 or email at info@outdoor-first-aid-courses.com for more information or to book

Core course contents listed below:

* Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour & Casualty Monitoring

* Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE

* Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions

* Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), drowning CPR, heart attack, angina, choking

* Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Bandaging issues

* Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques

* Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management

* Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries

* Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

* Other Illnesses – Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, etc

* Animal bites and stings

* Awareness of current regulations

* Triage

* Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills