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This is now a one day assessment course.
Very High Frequency
Requirements - frequencies - type approval & equipment Phonetic Alphabet - signal strength - simplex, duplex & semi-duplex - pro words - VHF procedures - Mayday - Mayday relay - Pan Pan -Pan Pan Medico - other calls - radio stations - call signs
Digital Selective Calling -- Global Maritime Distress & Safety System
Type approval - call signs - maritime mobile service identities - selcall - digital selective calling - DSC radio - EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) & types - navtex - antennae - INMARSAT satellite systems - MMSI numbers - NAVTEX information service- SART (Search & Rescue Transponder)- equipment - Distress & safety calls

Session 1 (3 hours minimum)
Principles of First Aid -- Assessment of immediate action
Principles of resuscitation (including drowning)
Artificial ventilation -- Chest compression
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation CPR -- Recovery position
Choking and Asthma

Electric Shock Session 2 (1 1/2 hours minimum)
Shock -- Blood loss
Heart attack -- Control of bleeding (internal & external)

Session 3 (1 1/2 hours minimum)
Unconsciousness -- Concussion
Burns (including ropeburn & sunburn) -- Heat Exhaustion
Hypothermia (prevention, recognition & treatment)
Diabetic emergency

Session 4 (1 hour minimum)
Fractures -- Spinal injuries
Handling casualties -- (including helicopter evacuation)
First Aid Kit -- Seasickness

Course Objectives. --- By the end of the course:
1. Know and demonstrate CPR - artificial ventilation & chest compression.
2. Know and demonstrate how to turn a casualty into the recovery position.
3. Know and demonstrate how to apply pressure to a wound and control bleeding.
4. Know and demonstrate how to immobilise a fracture.
5. Detail the treatment for shock & diabetic emergencies
6. Outline the prevention, recognition and treatment of hypothermia.
7. Outline the treatment for asthma attacks, burns, epilepsy & heart attacks.
8. List the precautions needed when handling a spinal injury.
9. List the actions needed to prepare for a helicopter evacuation.

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for skippers and the crew of small craft working within up to 60 miles of a safe haven. The syllabus is based on the recommendations from the Health & Safety Executive & the Department of Transport.

The RYA Small Craft First Aid Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course. This is valid for 3 years. An update course can then extend the certificate for 2 more yrs. This certificate fulfills the requirements of the Department of Transport Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels in areas 2, 3 and 4.
Course Objectives Explain the diesel engine, its systems & make up.
Make the student aware of the measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea. To understand the methods of rectifying defects in emergencies.
Allow handling of a diesel engine and its components.

Introduction -- Principles of the diesel engine
The four stroke cycle -- Naturally aspirated engines
Induction/compression/power & exhaust strokes
Turbocharging & Intercooling / Aftercooling
The fuel system -- The basic system & Tank
Fuel filters & water separating filter/pre-filter
Fuel lift pump & Injection pump
Injectors & bleeding the system
The air system Airways in - Airways out & filters
The Cooling System -- Direct cooling & Indirect cooling
Temperature control - Thermostat - water intake
Water pumps (engine & raw water) - impellers
Engine electrical systems -- Basic system components
Alternator - Drive belts - Instruments Batteries - capacity - care - gasses Winterisation & servicing Engine/gearbox care and lubrication
Service schedule & Winterisation
Fault Finding -- General Discussion - tracing faults - rectification
Spares & Toolkit -- Basic tools & spares - special items
Questions -- general forum
A diesel engine & parts will be provided for practical use during the course
Classroom and/or afloat practical & theory.
Principles - Set components & controls - Discrimination - Targets - Displays - Collision Avoidance - Navigation - Pilotage - Accuracy

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