This course complies with the Defra Module 3 content requirements and for many years has been seen as the ‘benchmark’ training course for swiftwater and flood rescue teams. This training course is intended for personnel who may be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater & flood environment – Emergency Services personnel, Mountain Rescue Teams etc.

COURSE CONTENT

Includes:

  • Water and flood dynamics and hazards
  • Introduction to technical rescue equipment
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment
  • Introduction to rope systems and equipment
  • Swimming in moving water
  • Medical considerations
  • Basic boat-handling skills
  • Pre-planning and incident size up
  • Conditional & true rescue techniques
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Search operations
  • Casualty management

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

Confident swimmer

COURSE DURATION

4 days

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