RYA First Aid


A 1 day course starting at 09.00 until approximately 17.00 at Huizen (at and business unit 3 at watersportcentrum Huizen)  25 minutes by car from Amsterdam Rai / Utrecht Overvecht /Almere – Stad.

A well equipped professional teaching location with a lovely view over Huizen harbour. All Corona/Covid 19 proof (see homepage and facebook).


A maximum of 12 students and 1 certified instructor (up to 12 students possible for clubs/groups/companies), there is no minimum age, however the advised minimum age is 13 to 14 years.


The course is aimed at providing the usual first aid training, but from a boating experience. No prior experience is required. If you go afloat accidents can happen. This course provides essential knowledge and hands-on training you can use on (confined) boats as well as on land. After completion of the course the certification is valid for 3 years.


The certificate fulfils the requirements of

  • professional skippers working under the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4)
  • the UK Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Valid for IJspegel, Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and most races
  • RYA Yachtmaster
  • Sensible boat users


Price 169 euro (including training, use of bandages, modern CPR mannikins, AED trainer, anatomical models,  Crash & Carry exercise model,  act fast Heimlich trainer, coffee/tea/water/cookies, lunch (bread) free parking, course book in English and VAT).


Training syllabus

  • Boating subjects
  • Drowning, secondary drowning
  • Immersion hypothermia and cold water shock
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Medical advice/assistance by VHF Marine Radio
  • Medevac by helicopter
  • Contents of Category C first aid kit including pocket mask
  • Blue green algae/Weils disease/Fish hooks
  • general subjects
  • Assessment, immediate actions and priorities (treat wat kills first)
  • Recovery position
  • CPR including AED
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Medical Shock
  • Blood loss, bleeding control, use of trauma dressings
  • Internal bleeding recognition
  • Angina, heart attack
  • Level of Response (AVPU)
  • Head injury
  • Burns including sun burn
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • First Aid kit


RYA first Aid (8.30 to 17.00)

For dates please look at the page training data

Enrol: Please download the application form from the download page, complete and sign the form and send by email to info@safehaventraining.nl


Companies/clubs There are possibilities to give this training at your location, please send an email to the above mailadres for inquiries.