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Flood & River Rescue Course (Two-day, elementary)

  • Setting up traversing belays, to cross the River Severn without the boat!
  • You might well smile. You're not wet, yet!
  • OK! Hands up whoever can't tie off ground anchors properly....
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Course subject: Flood and River Rescue for Rescue agencies and volunteers.

The Focus is on mitigating risk undertaken by In-shore rescue associations, Divers, Animal welfare and Fishery inspectors, Firemen and, once upon a time, Policemen.

Elements: Safe traverse in flood water/rivers. Setting up belays, rope work and anchors. Gauging currents & eddies. Avoiding and treating hypothermia. Underwater obstructions, their dangers, cautions and avoidance. CPR and ventilation. Emergency communications.

Minimum Entry Requirements:  Basic English, numeracy, literacy and previously demonstrated swimming skill and experience (Minimum standard: Bronze personal survival A.S.A. , or STA equivalent) 
A certificate of medical fitness is required (a proforma for which is available amongst our information down-loads).

What to bring with you: PPE (CE marked) appropriate for the task. This usually comprises: Life jacket, dry-suit (or wet- suit in the Summer), abrasion resistant gloves, safety-foot-wear and overalls. Oh!- and don't forget your Thermos flask. Discussion about your Risks, prior to the course may vary these requirements.

This is a course with a great deal of practical content, usually taking place by the river Severn, at Ironbridge, where we can arrange suitable messing and accommodation facilities. Overnight accommodation is not included in the price indicated here.  Certificate awards are made following successful examination of candidates' competence in each element. The course does not include boat handling for rescue, which subject is covered in another of our courses.

The training course is for a minimum class size of six and a maximum of ten, per course. Ex VAT prices are calculated on a per capita head; minimum charges based on six people.

Lunch and breaks are incorporated: Course days usually start at 09:00, with a ten minute break at 10:30, lunch at 12:30 and afternoon break at 14:30. The usual finish time is 16:30.

The course offers theoretical and practical guidance with very active practise sessions, prior to instructor examination  of competence, during the last course session. Candidates examined successful will be issued with Certificates, or safety-pass cards, following completion. The form of training and certification is fully compliant with the Employer's training duties: specified or implied under Regulations subjugate to the Health & Safety at Work... Act, 1974.

Certificates and cards may be used for such legal endorsement of competence as is required by second and third parties. 

Courses are organised either at the client site, or here, in Telford, depending on what best suits the client organisation. The commission of all courses requires that we mutually discuss and appraise the client's training  needs, based on recently conducted Risk Assessments and current statements of safe working practice, for specific tasks. 

Conditions: Unless already having a credit account with us, Clients will be required to pay a deposit equivalent to half the billing value, two weeks in advance of agreed dates. A full refund will be given, in the event of cancellation by the client, provided that due notice has been given due, written acknowledgement, at least three working days prior to the planned start date. In the event that we are unable to accommodate training on agreed dates and always provided that less than three working days notice has been given and acknowledged, we will agree suitable alternative dates with you and we shall discount connected charges for training by one half of that first offered.

In the event of candidates failing to attend agreed times and dates for training, all charges will remain due for payment, unless three clear days notice of absence has first been given. 

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