Water & Flood Awareness

A land based course 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 rescue techniques.

DEFRA Module 1

This one day course includes the following:

  • Water rescue standards
  • Rescue philosophy and 'absolutes'
  • Rescuer safety
  • Swiftwater, 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
Hydro Rescue