This one-day course is designed for personnel who may operate near water as part of their work requirement, and for personnel who will work in the warm zone at a water rescue incident.

At this level of operation it is not intended that personnel will enter the water, so a manual or auto inflation lifejacket is worn as PPE for accidental water entry only.



  • Water rescue hazards
  • Basic water hydrology
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Risk zones
  • Cold water immersion
  • Personal protective equipment
  • PFD types and standards
  • Firing mechanisms
  • Selection and correct fitting of lifejacket as part of PPE system
  • Adaption for high risk areas
  • Periodic maintenance/inspection regime
  • Pre-use and post-use checks
  • Accidental immersion and auto inflation
  • Still water swimming drills
  • Moving water swimming drills
  • Manual inflation and deflation
  • Rescue drills with lifejacket


Confident swimmer


1 day

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