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  • 14th to 16th February

    300 British pounds
The Details


The Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional course is designed for professional river users, eg raft guides, safety kayakers, with existing river experience, to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues in whitewater river situations.

  • Rescue 3 philosophy

  • Training standards

  • Best practice guidelines

  • River hydrology and hazards

  • Personal equipment

  • Technical and group equipment

  • River running considerations

  • Assessing risk

  • Managing an incident

  • Medical considerations

  • Night/poor visibility considerations

  • Introduction to searching rivers

  • Communications

  • Whitewater swimming techniques

  • Strainer swim

  • Conditional rescues – throwbags

  • Shallow water techniques

  • Foot/body entrapments

  • Knots and anchor systems

  • Tensioning systems and mechanical advantage

  • Tethered rescues

  • Line crossing methods

  • Tensioned diagonals/zip lines

  • Boat pins and wraps

  • Tethered boat techniques

  • Victim/casualty management

  • Belay systems

  • Scenarios

  • Flips, rights and crew/client recovery (if used by agency)

  • Boat on a highline (if used by agency)


Interested in this course for your organisation?

Get in touch to discuss pricing and dates. 

07590 824206

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