Waterside Awareness

This one day course is designed to provide personnel who may be working near water with sufficient knowledge to be aware of the hazards created by this environment and develop an understanding of water self-rescue techniques.


  1. Appreciation of the power of water

  2. Understanding flood plains hydrology

  3. Changes in depth and speed of flow

  4. Recognising the warning signs

  5. Walking and wading through static water

  6. Walking and wading through fast flowing water

  7. Use of rescue equipment and PPE

  8. Throwing techniques

  9. Self-rescue techniques

  10. Casualty handling

  11. Disease and infections

  12. Fatigue and hypothermia

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