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Water Safety Training

  • Our Water Safety training course is for workers involved in working in or near water in a non-rescue capability and can be tailored to your requirements.
  • Water safety in the workplace often slips through the cracks when organisations and companies are often focused on managing risks such as First Aid, Fire Prevention, Manual Handling and Safe Working at Height.
  • According to HSE guidelines, accidental drowning often happens because of unavailability of personal buoyancy equipment, buoyancy equipment failures caused by lack of maintenance, testing and training, disregard for, or misjudging, a water hazard, lack of supervision, panicking – the inability to handle a water emergency and failure to consider weather warnings.
  • Water – whether it’s in the form of rain, a leak, or a collection point – is an unpredictable natural element. Even a small amount such as a puddle can hold safety risks.
  • Our training course is delivered by experienced professionals and industry specialists and Can take place at our dedicated facility in West Sussex, or at you place of work.

Available Courses

+ VAT pp

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at workers involved in working in or near water in a non-rescue capacity.



To give delegates an awareness of the hazards associated with water, the knowledge to carry out basic land-based (Shout, Reach, and Throw) rescue techniques and gain a knowledge of the risks associated with water, basic safety measures required to keep everyone safe.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be aware of how to state the hazards associated with working near water and the safety measures to be put in place when working near water. The awareness of the physiological effects of water and how to identify the basic characteristics and hazards of the water environment. The delegates will gain an understanding of flowing water hydrology, have an appreciation of the difficulties associated ice, mud and other unstable surfaces and a knowledge of the prioritised approach to rescue attempts.

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and presentation/demonstrations, practical application. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continual assessment process leading to certification on successfully completing the course.


3 hours

Available Dates
Poling, West Sussex
  • Monday 15th July 2024
Booking Request

    • Introduction to course
    • Health and safety overview
    • Associated hazards with water
    • Identifying hazards
    • Study of water hydrology
    • Safe working practices
    • Risk assessments
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Practical exercise
    • Industry specific documentation
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