This 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 CONTENT

Includes:

  • Rescue philosophy
  • Rescuer safety
  • Hydrology and water 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
  • Communications
  • Basic swimming and self-rescue
  • Bank-based rescue options
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Use of rescue platforms, sleds and boards
  • Contact rescues
  • Basic water search techniques

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

Confident swimmer

COURSE DURATION

2 days