“I have just completed the trainer course for the RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme (May 2014). I have to compliment Damian Hall, the course leader. I have attended many training events in my career of 34 years and Damian is right up there with the best; comprehensive knowledge and experience, and superb delivery/facilitation skills, a pleasure to work with. If you need a trainer in water safety I cannot imagine anyone better.”

Andy Barclay
Head of Cornwall Outdoors
Cornwall Council

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Inland & Occupational

Rivers, Lakes, Beaches, Harbours, Marinas and Quarries – Managing safety in open-water environments can be truly challenging.

Whether you’re responsible for people in education, at Leisure or at work, finding a happy balance between respecting an individual’s ability to take care of themselves and making sure that you are compliant with legal requirements is no small thing.

RLSS UK – National Water Safety Management Programme

Safeguard staff working in, on or near water with essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about managing water safety. Each of below courses are of approximately 4 hours duration and are designed to be linked together to meet individual client needs. May also be adapted to suit specific training needs.

Still Water

Specialist module for people who intend to get wet but not beyond thigh/waist depth and who may be supervising others in still water. Builds on skills learned in Water Safety Awareness and includes practical rescue practice in water.

River

Specialist module for people who intend to get wet but not beyond thigh/waist depth and who may be supervising others in still water. Builds on skills learned in Water Safety Awareness and includes practical rescue practice on the riverside.

Flood Safety Awareness

Specialist occupational module for staff who may find themselves working in or near Flood conditions. This can be a half-day or adapted whole day course and includes hazard awareness, preventative safety and use of basic PPE.

In-water Rescue

Specialist module for people who intend to swim in deep water and or supervise others in controlled conditions. Builds on skills learned in Water Safety Awareness and possibly other modules – includes practical swim rescue of simulated conscious and unconscious casualties.

Water Safety Awareness

Introductory Award – for anyone working near or around water and an intention not to `get in’ or get wet. Equips candidates with foundational water-safety and basic emergency response skills. Includes introduction to use of rescue equipment including throw-lines.

Beach

Specialist module for people who intend to get wet but not beyond thigh/waist depth and who may be supervising others in still water. Builds on skills learned in Water Safety Awareness and possibly other modules – includes practical rescue practice on the beach.

Aquatic Personal Protective Equipment (APPE)

Focussing on use of Lifejackets and other related PPE. This module can be adapted to include specific equipment already in use or as part of a specification/selection process ie to establish what would be most suitable in a given occupational situation.

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