Water Rescue

Lifejacket Competent user’s course

Course Description

Designed for those people working near water environments as a key function of their job.  This course is intended for those who don’t expect to enter the water, but still have the potential of accidental immersions, and are wearing a manual or auto inflation lifejacket as well as Personal Protective Equipment.

Course content includes:

  • Water rescue hazards
  • Basic water hydrology
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Risk zones
  • Cold water immersion
  • Personal protective equipment
  • PFD types and standards
  • Firing mechanisms
  • Selection and correct fitting of lifejacket as part of PPE system
  • Adaption for high risk areas
  • Periodic maintenance/inspection regime
  • Pre-use and post-use checks
  • Accidental immersion and auto inflation
  • Still water swimming drills
  • Moving water swimming drills
  • Manual inflation and deflation
  • Rescue drills with lifejacket


Must be a confident swimmer
Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for:

3 years

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