Water Courses for Industry
This course provides 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 required.
This course providers the knowledge and techniques to allow employees to provide bank-based rescue cover for their colleagues working next to basic water environments (e.g., small lakes, canals, sheltered harbors, and marinas where use of a powered safety boat is not required).
A classroom-based course, that looks at the hazards and risk associated with inland (lakes, canals, rivers) and coastal water. It looks at basic control measures and safe working practices that can be introduced, including types of PPE and their use. The SWNW course is designed for industry, civil engineering, and other workers near water. The comparable course for those supporting rescue teams is Water and Flood Awareness (AWR).
For personnel who will operate in the warm zone at a water rescue incident and personnel who will operate near water as part of their key job function, e.g., construction workers, EA water hydrometry staff etc. As such, it is not intended that they will enter the water, and a manual or auto inflation lifejacket is worn as PPE for accidental water entry only.