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Group Trainings DEFRA 1

DEFRA supported training Water Safety course, 2 hours class based and 2 hours practica &certificated

  • 5 hours
  • 40 British pounds
  • Gordon Promenade East

Service Description

Water and Flood Awareness (Module 1 DEFRA Compliant) Please contact us on 07588314534 Water and Flood Awareness is a course designed to provide individuals who may as part of their role, work near to the water with sufficient knowledge to be aware of the hazards created by this environment and develop an understanding of various water rescue techniques. This course complies with DEFRA module 1 content requirements and is also recognised by the Environment Agency. This training is designed to make people aware of the hazards associated with water and carry out basic land based rescue techniques. The dangers of working near water are explained and basic safety measures are introduced to the student. The session includes awareness of water-related hazards, water hydrology, scene organisation, principles of water safety, varying rescue options including low to high risk options and introduction to basic water safety PPE. The training is split into separate units which cover the essential knowledge and understanding plus the practical application of items of equipment which may or may not be available to the students. The practical units are delivered as dry land sessions. Scope of the Course This course is mainly classroom based with practical elements being conducted outside, however these practical elements can be covered as a classroom session if necessary. The course is not designed to train individuals as dedicated water rescuers! but support knowledge and build confidence, make them aware of the hazards associated with water environments and the range of control measures that can be introduced to reduce the risk. Course content includes an introduction to some low risk rescue options which may be attempted by individuals trained to this awareness level as well as an explanation of higher risk options available to individuals trained to a higher level. Aim To develop individuals to Water and Flood Awareness level 1 in water safety. After successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to: Identify and apply suitable dynamic risk assessment. Detail a range of hazards associated with working near water. Detail suitable control measures. Select the suitable water safety PPE. Describe and understand various rescue options. Demonstrate the effective use of rescue throw lines.

Contact Details

  • Gravesend Sailing Club, Gordon Promenade East, Gravesend DA12 2RN, UK


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