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Safe Working In / Near Water Training

The Safe Working in / Near Water Training course is designed to provide personnel who may be responding to water rescue incidents with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the moving water environment.  

This course will enable delegates to recognise hazards and be able to conduct self-rescue in moving water, conduct wading rescues in shallow, moving water and assist the Swiftwater Rescue Technician at a technical rescue incident.  Line crossing methods and using ropes in rescue situations will also be taught.

Day 1 of this course is theory classroom based, whereas day 2 is practical training spent in the river.  This course is suitable for all individuals who work in or around water, Environment Engineers, Groundworkers, Watercourse Maintenance Staff including; Bridge, Highways, Construction and Rail Staff, Emergency Planners, Project Managers, Health and Safety Officers, Site Managers, Flood Control Personnel, First Responders, Emergency Services, Police, Park Wardens and Local Authority Personnel.



  • Rescue 3 philosphy and absolutes
  • National and International standards
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Dynamics and hazards of water
  • Rescuer safety
  • Use of rope equipment
  • Channel crossing methods
  • Entrapments
  • Search, management and organisation of water incidents
  • Line crossing methods
  • Tethered boats to support Swiftwater Rescue Technicians



We are able to offer dates for this course in partnership with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.  The fee per delegate is £322.00 plus VAT.

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