First Aid Courses:

Emergency Care in Watersports (includes Community First Aid Responder)

Revalidation: This should be done within 3 hours

First Time Participant: This part should be done in 8 hours. This covers, in particular, CPR and AED along with hypothermia and water related issues.

Cost of the course depends somewhat on the number of participants, but maximum is €185 for the full first time participant and maximum €110 for revalidation.

Requirements: to be confirmed at a later date by email or by mobile phone/text.

Limited number of participants taken on this course.

First Aid Course Content

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 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).
  • The course is recommended by the ISA, the MCA and the 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.
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF.
  • Helicopter rescue


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