FIRST AID COURSE
On Sunday, August 7, fourteen participants completed a certified “Statement of Attainment” course to provide first aid. The full-day course was taken by Jim Mercer from South East Training, and covered a wide spectrum of medical and injury emergencies. It entailed both theory and practice activities, and finished with an examination – which all participants successfully completed. Consequently, all of them were sent a “Statement of Attainment” certificate accompanied by a plastic wallet-sized card to officially acknowledge their competency in rendering first aid. For some participants this official qualification proved to be invaluable for work requirements.
All participants found the day to be very interesting – and extremely valuable. At the conclusion of the day a number of them commented on how they would now feel much more competent and confident if confronted with an injury or medical emergency on their boat – and, in fact, anywhere on land also.
Well done to all who took part on the day.
I am currently in communication with the San Remo Fire Brigade to organise a fire drill for the marina and club house.
Obviously, our response to a fire – or any other emergency situation – is of critical importance, and the more members we have knowledgeable about the required responses, the better. Therefore, all members are encouraged to attend when the drill is carried out.
Please keep an eye on the website for when this will take place.
Happy and safe boating