SLSGB Inland Waters Safety Awareness Qualification
To provide a national qualification that provides the knowledge and understanding of hazards encountered by individuals that may, as a part of their role, work in or near inland waters.
- Minimum of 16 years of age on the date training.
- Minimum Guided Learning Hours – 6.
Holders of this qualification are strongly advised to update their knowledge by attending a three hour update at least once every three years.
1. Hazards of the water environment
- Water dynamics
- Hydraulic features
- Canals and locks
- Environmental hazards
- Pollutants and contaminants
2. Climatic conditions
- Operational considerations to weather and temperature
3. Boats and vessels
- Basic introduction to inland waterway traffic
4. Personal protective equipment and zoning
- Technical clothing
5. Safety measures when working near water
- Basic safety issues
- Operational considerations
6. An awareness of physiological effects of entering cold water
- Cold water shock
- Effects of drowning
- Casualty care related to inland waters
7. Rescue Options
- Talk, Reach, Throw, Wade, Craft, Swim – the inland rescue tool box
- Types of rescue equipment available.
8. Public Rescue Equipment
- Perry Buoys
- Throw Lines
- Attend a full course
- Complete the syllabus for assessment.