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.

Appreciation of the power of water
Understanding flood plains hydrology
Changes in depth and speed of flow
Recognising the warning signs
Walking and wading through static water
Walking and wading through fast flowing water
Use of rescue equipment and PPE
Throwing techniques
Self-rescue techniques
Casualty handling
Disease and infections
Fatigue and hypothermia

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