Safe Working Near Water Awareness Training

If you have staff who are required to work near water, this one days training will cover your Health and Safety requirements. The main objective is to instruct basic safety and rescue skills that can be applied in a non moving water environment.

The training is classroom based and will look at the different types of water courses that can be encountered and their hazards, basic hydrology, safety equipment, safety & rescue protocols and personnel safety techniques.

Course Content

During the day we will look at the following:

Why we need the training.


Types of watercourses & associated hazards including:
ditches, drains, slow & fast moving rivers, canals.


Diseases, entrapment, debris, strainers, flood, ice & mud.


Basic hydrology & features found on rivers including:
how water behaves (flow, swirl, and recirculation),
stoppers, weirs, wave trains, cushion waves.


PPE & safety equipment:
Equipment available and fitment,
Throw lines.
Safety protocols & actions to take:


Priorities ,
Ways of bring a person to shore,
Recovering a casualty.


Personal safety and removing a person from the water:
Self help - defensive swimming and survival actions,
What to do if you are in the water. Defensive swimming position, HELP, HUDDLE.


Throw line practice:
Using throw lines and considerations of ropes near water & no knot


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