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Working Near Water AWARENESS


$45.00 + Hst


ONLINE Self Study

Drowning & Working Near Water
Hazards AWARENESS Course

Duration: (Self Study)

Prerequisites: Must be a confident swimmer Minimum age: 18

Qualification valid for: 3 years

Course Cost: $50.00

This course providers the knowledge and techniques to allow employees to provide bank-based rescue cover for their colleagues working next to moving water (inland rivers, confined tidal flows) where use of a powered safety boat is not require

Working over or near water can expose workers to a range of hazards, including injuries from falls, hypothermia, and drowning. This course discusses best practices for working over or near water, including the proper use of common types of personal flotation devices (PFDs).

Our water safety courses are usually attended by people in the environmental, construction, highways, civil engineering, groundworks or leisure trade.

Such work carries important and serious risks, the risks can be varied and while the prevention of drowning must be a key priority, there are many other important risks that must be considered, including health hazards.

  • Common Types of Work

  • Work Hazards Before Beginning Work

  • Common Types of PFDs

  • Wear a PFD Best Practices

  • Working Safely on Marine Vessels

  • MOB / PIW Survival Factors

  • Hypothermia

  • MOB / PIW Recovery Practices

  • MOB / PIW Survival Practices

  • Regulations

This course is for any workers who work on, in, or near bodies of water as part of their job.

This course looks at potential:

  • Water-related hazards

  • Drowning hazards

  • Cold water hazards

  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)

  • Engineering/technological solutions

  • Work practices and training personnel

  • H&S legislation

  • Hazard identification

  • Risk Assessment

  • Safe systems of Work

  • Hydrology

  • Cold water shock and swim failure

  • Water related PPE

  • Buoyancy and life jacket selection, fitting, inspection and maintenance

  • Rescue techniques

  • Communications

  • Water classification

  • Emergency planning

  • First aid, drowning and hypothermia management

  • Environmental considerations and invasive species

  • Special hazards

  • Tidal considerations

  • Decontamination

  • Equipment

  • Incident management

  • Training standards

  • Hydrology and water hazards

  • Personal equipment

  • Rescue equipment considerations

  • Risk assessments

  • Incident size-up considerations

  • Site control

  • Medical and decontamination considerations

  • Considerations for night/poor visibility operations

  • Communications

  • Accidental immersion considerations

  • Receiving a throw bag

Your Instructor

WIlderness Rescue Solutions

WIlderness Rescue Solutions
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