Working on/or Near Water


We have a long established pedigree in providing high quality safe working around water training. As the holder of the Environment Agency’s national training provider status for 9 years we have unrivalled experience in delivering water safety training to the EA, it’s supply chain and into the construction and infrastructure sectors. As a Rescue 3 Europe approved training provider we also have unparalleled expertise in delivering swift water rescue and flood rescue qualifications into the emergency services. We offer the full range of accredited DEFRA compliant flood rescue operations courses from awareness to incident command. Our unique water and flood safety courses is always being developed further. We have trained thousands of workers, managers and contractors all across the UK. Courses can be tailored to meet your requirements covering:

  • CDM and other 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
  • Conditional rescue techniques
  • Unconditional rescue techniques
  • Communications
  • Water classification
  • Emergency planning
  • First aid, drowning and hypothermia management
  • Environmental considerations and invasive species
  • Special hazards
  • Tidal considerations
  • Mud flats and unstable surfaces
  • Decontamination
  • Equipment
  • Incident management
Courses can be delivered as dry classroom sessions, using a swimming pool or using cold water outdoor venues or artificial pumped courses. All our instructors hold national or international accreditation for water rescue training. We offer a full range of technical rescue courses for water rescue through the Rescue 3 scheme.