First Aid

Our One-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.  It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat.

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 fulfills 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 MCA and 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

the cost is AED 800 for members and AED 1,000 for non members.  

Upcoming course Dates:

Sunday 7th & Monday 8th September 2014 – Evening Course 7pm till 10.30pm

Wednesday 24th September – 2014 – 10am till 5pm

Saturday  18th October 2014 – 10am till 5pm

Please contact sailingadmin@doscuae.com if you wish to book onto any of the above dates