Water Rescue

Water Awareness

Course Description

This course is for those who work near water and is designed to help minimise the potential risks of operating in such an environment by giving you knowledge of water hazards and training in water rescue techniques.  This course is compliant with the recent DEFRA guidelines.

Course content includes:

Water rescue standards
Rescuer instruction philosophy and 'absolutes'
Rescuer safety
Water and flood dynamics and hazards
Basic swiftwater swimming and self rescue
Flood theory
Personal and team equipment
On-scene safety briefing and site control
Pre-planning and incident management
Drowning, medical and personal welfare considerations
Mud, ice and unstable surface considerations
Communications

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Qualification valid for:

3 years

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Duration

  • 1 Day