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