Basic Water Rescuer
Designed in accordance with DEFRA standards, the Basic Water Rescuer course is designed for personnel who may be deployed to a basic (still) water environment, such as lakes, ponds and canals, where they may be required to undertake rescues.
Course materials include a course manual and workbook for your use.
Lunch and refreshments are provided by Rescue Specialist.
The qualification is valid for 3 years.
The course will cover:
- Rescuer safety
- Water and flood hazards
- Personal and team equipment
- On-scene safety briefing and site control
- Pre-planning and incident management
- Medical and de-contamination considerations
- Considerations for night operations
- Mud, ice and unstable surface considerations
- Basic swimming and self-rescue
- Bank-based rescue options (e.g. throwbags)
- Entries and exits to/from the water
- Shallow water techniques
- Use of rescue platforms, sleds and boards
- Tethered swim
- Untethered swim
- Use of masks, fins and floating rescue devices
- Dealing with panicking/stressed casualties
- C-spine rolls
- Shallow water search techniques
Delegates must be aged 18 or over and must be a confident swimmer.
Prior Qualifications Required
All equipment will be provided by Rescue Specialist.